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  • Taishan
    • Originally desolate - few houses and shops
    • Mattel regenerated the town - clothes, restaurants, groceries and laundries
    • Moved from US in 1967 and originally employed 20 people
      • When the market was swamped the number increased to 8000 - 1980's
        • Housewives tied knots, sewed buttons, or putting on shoes and earrings
    • 1/3 of Taishan's populace was in the barbie production
      • Populace - the people living in a particular country or area
    • 1987 - relocated to China and Indonesia for cheaper labor


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