Watch This: Inside China's Prolific Technology Manufacturing Region

The bulk of the world’s gadgets are built in the Pearl River Delta region of China. There, cheap labor, mountains of electronic components and high finance co-exist — if a little awkwardly — to provide a haven for engineers and entrepreneurs. This video takes a peek inside what that’s like.


Created by Hackaday, The Factory of the World attempts to understand “what exactly is going on and what the place is really all about.” Including interviews with product engineers from the MIT Media Lab, Finance professionals from Hong Kong, and more, it’s a fascinating glimpse into how the region has become the world’s most prolific hardware manufacturing hub.


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I’m on my way to Shenzhen right now. Taking the HSR from BJ to SZ. 8 comfortable scenic hours to go 2400KM. Visiting my electronic cigarette suppliers. 17 of them in five days. Super convenient having them all in one place.