China Inc’s search for factories hits technological wall in Cambodia

US tariffs and threat of more put manufacturers in tight spot.

Amid uncertainty about where the U.S.-China trade war is headed, Chinese manufacturers are hesitating in their attempts to shift production overseas.

While there is some eagerness to go ahead with these moves, many manufacturers are wary about the lack of technological sophistication and funding in target destinations.

The eagerness stems from U.S. sanctions — and from Washington’s plan to impose additional tariffs on smartphones, toys and other items on Dec. 15.

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