Light Industry, Heavy Industry in China

By this time we may compare between light industry and heavy industry in China. Nowadays, light, and heavy industry always being main ways think about to classify and define about industry. And also these two kinds of industries always are complementation, as state’s development, we barely depend either light industry or heavy industry. Only throughout and thoroughly implementing about development of two types of industries such as light industry and heavy industry together, then we may see the good perspective for a country. So in recent years, what is the situation of light industry and heavy industry in China? We may consider to analysis through two aspects respectively.

China Light Industry – Clothes

As light industry definition, it means the industrial department that mainly produce consumer goods, for example, foods, textile and clothes, furniture, paper-making, printing, stationery, sports goods and daily chemical industry. According to materials applied to classify two categories such as light industry based on agricultural products, light industry based on non agricultural products. Actually, since 1949 till now, China always have developed the country depending on agriculture and light industry, certainly, in recent year, China heavy industry also has been developed as well. Meanwhile, the light industry based on agricultural materials always is line with agricultural development. We take example of textile and clothes industry to know deeply by this time because of developed agriculture of China.

China is the biggest country about textile and clothes production, consumption and exportation across the world. In 2014, According to statistics from State Statistics Bureau of China, The clothes industry about wholesales and retails, total amount was around 11,510.7 billion yuan, meanwhile, the part of exportation was about 2,747.3 billion yuan. From sales domain, since 90s, last century till now, Clothes industry in China as one of light industries experience about three of phases of development,

  1. The first phase, 1990-2000, age of clothes wholesalers

90s, twentieth Century was only the initial stage about China clothes industry, its layout of competition was not yet formed, and shown supply more less than demand. However, the obvious feature of this stage was good quality for clothes, so good quality may satisfy demand of consumption.

  1. The second phase, 2000-2010, age of clothes retailers

This was the growing period for clothes industry in China from 2000 to 2010. The consumption of clothes slightly raised grade and many of famous brands have emerged in the domestic markets. However, whole industry owned enough capacity and potential, so clothes enterprises may depend on personality to extend its market without more consideration about market channel. Certainly, at that time competition way was about competition of resources of physical stores, and enterprise core was market channel’s extension. LiNing as famous sport brand was born at that time.

  1. The third phase, 2010 till now, age of brand of clothes

Since 2010, clothes industry has entered into mature period of development, and transformation pace has also sped up. Its industry tended to rise brand of high end clothes and service of difference slightly became core of future development in clothes industry.

China Heavy Industry – Steel

Contrary to light industry, Heavy industry is also playing important role in development of China and definition of heavy industry is about the department supplying materials of production. Its range includes Steel and Iron industry, metallurgy industry, machinery, energy (power, fossil oil, coal, natural gas and so on), chemistry, material and so on. In 2016, the total value of outputting in China for heavy industry and manufacturing industry reached to 21.62 trillion yuan, occupying 29 percents of GDP of China, comparing to 2012 raised up to 34%. In past five years, the total values of outputting of domestic manufacturing industry was grown rapidly with average annual complex growth rate of 6%.

By this time we try to analysis steel industry, one of heavy industries due to its basic and raw material production industry may effect a lot of other heavy industries. Actually, the yield of rough steel of China occupy half rate around world and China steel market’s development will take crucial impact to globe. In 2016, the yield of rough steel in China was about 49.6% of global outputting. Recently, according to analysis of global steel situation, we found many of countries out of China has shown their revival economy, but for increase of steel of consumption is not obvious. At the same time, China’s rough steel production is also slow down.

Young filmmakers focus on China craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is defined as a skill in a particular craft. About China craftsmanship there are too many topics to discuss and research no matter as news report or documentary, both are worthy and meaningful. In meantime, a lot of craftsmanship have been focused like wood carving, porcelain, sewing, knitting and embroider, Chinese Knot, paper cutting and so on. Certainly, expect these main craftsmanship in China, there are still more not to be introduced as omitted. Along with industrial age comes, the machines applied has impacted the industry of handcraft, result in a lot of China traditional craftsmanship has endangered. The traditional handcraft and craftsmanship also represent China nation’s cultural heritage besides embodying diligence and wisdom of thousands years from folks craftsmanship. Now it is the “name card” to show that China is the country with an ancient civilization, so from this angle, protecting folks traditional craftsmanship is essential.

China has lately been experiencing a surge in craftsmanship. With a tide of artisans leading the charge, the nation is undergoing a period of cultural revival and increased appreciation for the arts. For a lot of those young people, the principal focus is not on financial gain however on a love for their art forms.

China, or called porcelain, we may see from this word, it seems a name card to diplomatic, foreign politics, foreign economic, culture output and so on.

Wood carving indeed is derived from folks of ancient China. Actually according to the history search, wood-carving has been appeared as “Wood Carving Fish” during Neolithic. When reached to the Tang Dynasty, along with wood carving craft development, compelling this traditional craftsmanship reach to glory during its development history.

Now China craftsmanship has been focused not only in China, but it also march to the world. The most of foreigners came to China, and research about related traditional craftsmanship from folks craftsmen and women in China, at the same time some of TV program by government sponsored is also focused on China traditional craftsmanship and recorded for these folks craftsmen and women.

ELANA Meyers, 23, a New York resident, is among a set of overseas cinematographers recording traditional craftsmen in Shanghai within a government-sponsored “Looking at China” global youth movie project.

She and colleagues from Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and India have switched their lenses to cultural heritage like fixing bronzeware and producing ink. For her role, Meyers has selected to concentrate on the traditional cheongsam dress.

As her statement, she came to Shanghai, China as first time. She do not know much more about Cheongsam, namely QiPao dress, but she has learned that Cheongsam is part of Chinese identity, also the name card and bridge to realize intercommunication of Chinese culture and Foreign culture.

On April 14, she toted her picture equipment to the workshop of Longfeng, an 81-year-old cheongsam maker based in Jing’an. Longfeng’s workshop homes eight tailors, such as Zhang and fellow intern Yang Yuting Both will graduate in the Shanghai YF Vocational and Polytechnical School around this summer time.

Their abilities were discovered by veteran tailor made Jiao Yigang within their first year in the school. Longfeng needs measurements of 36 points around your system for every single client. It normally requires an experienced tailor made almost every week to complete 1 cheongsam. So both women began their internship in Longfeng past October. Since June 2011, Longfeng was sending its tailors into the faculty to provide lessons once weekly. It is a part of a plan to make sure an early artwork is carried from one generation to the next and always keep to inherit.

How to start a clothing manufacturing business

Clothing is prevalent commodities around the world, no matter men and women, all of the people demand for clothes, and according to development of whole world, not only the normal design can satisfied our requirement, in fact, we have a pursuit about new design, about more fashion, special pattern or distinctive collar, sleeve shape. So a lot of people has been attracted by the profit of clothing industry. As a new boss for clothing manufacturing, we need to know some basic methods to startup and develop about clothing manufacturing business.

Research the Industry overview

It’s an established actuality that the clothing manufacturing sector actually is a currency spinning industry exactly like the food business and the property market. It’s easy; clothes is one of the top 3 requirements of people.

Statistics has it that in 2010, American families spent an average of $1,700 on clothing, footwear, and relevant fashion services and commodities. From the 2010 alone, the international market for fabrics made from organically grown cotton has been worth more than $5 billion; this goes to show how large the industry is.

From the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and in different areas of the world, men and women spend on clothing notably famous clothing brands simply to feel one of and seem stylish. The people from Manhattan spend the most on clothing in the U.S.; they invest an average of $362 a month while shoppers at Tucson, Arizona spend least on clothing; they consume an average of $131 a month.

The agency of statistics said that employment from the U.S. clothing manufacturing sector has declined by over 80% (from approximately 900,000 to 150,000 jobs) within the previous two decades. However, labour productivity at the U.S. manufacturing industry more than doubled from 1987 to 2010. Labor productivity more than doubled over that time interval in U.S. textile manufacturers and almost burnt in the footwear production industry too.

After that, we need to think about product offerings, vision statement, mission statement and business structure.

Product Offerings

For instance, Ian Rosen™ Clothes, Inc. is based with the goal of producing top quality and extremely stylish clothes for men, women, young adults and kids. We are aware that quality is an integral element which will help us market our new, which explains the reason why we hired a capable excellent assurance team which can make sure that our garments meet and even exceed our clients’ expectations.We’ll work hard to make sure the Ian Rosen™ Clothes, Inc. isn’t only accepted nationwide from the United States of America, but in different areas of earth.

Vision Statement

As example of Ian Rosen™ Clothes, Inc., it is to set a fabric manufacturing firm whose products won’t just be approved from the United States of America, but also in different areas of globe.

Mission Statement

an Rosen™ duty is to set a fabric manufacturing firm that can design and create premium excellent official and casual garments for female, male, young adults and kids; a fabric manufacturing label which can compete favorably with global clothes labels such as Ralph Lauren, Polo by Ralph, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Gap, Lacoste, Nike, Levi Straus, Adidas, Diesel, Nautical, Puma, Prada and Rebel et al in the worldwide.

Business Structure

In Ian Rosen™ Clothes, Inc., we’ll guarantee that we employ staff who are qualified, hardworking, client centric and are all set to work to help us construct a booming company which will benefit all of the stakeholders. As a matter of fact, profit-sharing arrangement will be made accessible to our senior management personnel and it’s going to be contingent on their functionality for a period of five decades or longer as agreed by the board of trustees of the provider.

  • Chief Executive Officer (Owner)
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources and Admin Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Executive
  • Sales representatives
  • Accountant
  • Fashion Designers
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Factory Workers

We may learn to open our business for clothing manufacturing according to the information above mentioned and collect related industrial experiences from purchase to manufacture for every links. Then it is time to realize your dream.

The girl who wore a Qipao causes internet uproar


Qipao, a kind of traditional cloth in China, is also called cheongsam or Chinese MIDI. Actually this design is well known in China and some neighbouring countries, but not very popular in other countries such as Europe and America and so on. As the history of the Cheongsam itself, is a close-fitting apparel that originated in 1920s Shanghai of China. It became a style phenomenon and popularity which was embraced by film celebrities and schoolgirls alike. The history of the iconic garment embodies the growth of the contemporary Chinese lady from the twentieth century.

About the story of the Cheongsam, it has to derive to era as overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and founding of the Republic of China in 1912. From the mid-1910s and early 1920s, Chinese intellectuals started to revolt against conventional principles, calling rather than a democratic and egalitarian society according to Western standards (namely developed countries of Europe), including the emancipation and education of women. Foot-binding, the debilitating practice of binding the young girl’s toes to stop their growth of feet, was outlawed. As women were permitted to the schooling system beginning in the 1920s, getting teachers and college students, they drop the traditional, ornate robes of their olden times and embraced an early type of the cheongsam, which emerged in the androgynous men’s garment known as the Changpao. Shanghai, an vigorous and lively port town with a large population of foreigners, was in the outer edge of this trend change.

The cheongsam of this early 1920s had a looser cut than the cheongsam of now, using long and wide sleeves. It immediately became the most normal ensemble of urban women in metropolitan areas such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, HongKong, and Taiwan. Since the garment evolved and innovated, conventional silks were substituted with cheaper, modern textiles. According to layout, the classic embroidered floral remained prevalence, but art and geometric deco patterns gained recognition and prevailing application.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the cheongsam never stop to alter, accentuating the femininity and novelty of their urban Chinese female, no matter girls or women. The apparel became sexy, fitted and body-hugging, with a few bold designs comprising side slits that attained up into the thigh. It became customary to pair the dress with heels. Women experimented with various fastenings, pipings, and collars, in addition to short-capped sleeves, long sleeves with fur-lined cuffs, and sleeveless Cheongsam. There are a lot of design to be shown and accepted by women at that time.

Subsequently, The egalitarian ideology espoused by the Communists led women to embrace a tunic composed of a coat and pants like the men’s. Nonetheless, the Cheongsam’s popularity lasted in the British colony of HongKong, in which it turned into regular wear from the 1950s. Under the effect of European style, it was worn with high heels, a leather clutch, and white gloves. Films like The World of Suzie Wong (1961), in addition to the growth of HongKong beauty pageants, cemented the garment’s

affiliation with HongKong in the global consciousness.

Well, recently there is the web celebrity, named Keziah Daum, to be well-known through online such as twitter, facebook and other related social networking platforms. Actually she, Keziah Daum, an 18 years old senior at Woods Cross high school, is a teem from Woods Cross, Utah. She stated that she found the dress namely Chinese Qipao in a vintage store in downtown Salt Lake City. Actually she chosen this red dress for prom hold by her High School Woods Cross, At the beginning, she was having difficult time to find a suitable dress with an appropriate neckline. Finally, she found this red, gold and black embroidered Chinese Traditional Cheongsam and thrilled to decide on it. Because it showed the beauty, elegance and its modesty in other ways rather than revealing her body according to Keziah Daum statement.

Her prom should be April 21, and she posted photos on social media after she joined in the prom, -and then there was a huge controversy caused by this photos online. One side as was bombarded with thousands of replies accusing her about cultural appropriation, however other media users as advocators have supported her, saying she represented the one kind culture with beauty. Well, let us have a look about her photos posted by herself through social platforms below,