Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from the Chinese? (ATSC blog)
Acute awareness of China’s impact on global business has been front and center since the onset of the Coronavirus health emergency in late December/early January. First a health emergency, now on the verge of being declared an official pandemic, the Coronavirus has taken a human toll, and a business one as well. Travel has been impeded worldwide, and a number of industries that are dependent upon China for source materials and components have been faced with sudden supply disruptions and shortages.
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Additional reading: Coronavirus Exposes How Much Global Steelmakers Rely on China (WSJ - Subscription required), 6 March 2020