Yes. But it means that ladder has been pulled up for the next round of countries. India in particular.cantos wrote: ↑Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:18 pmExcept that this is no longer the Chinese route to success. There is a huge drive toward alternative fuels in China. China is a country that thinks long term about its future - as an old civilization it tends not to be myopic and focus on short term gains. Furthermore, he political structure encourages long term thinking. If anything, your points favour investing in China.
That said you are seeing Chinese manufacturing moving not just to the inland provinces (where the labour is cheaper) but also to Vietnam and other Asian countries.
China has a developed country's demographics. So the rise of the robots is less of a threat than it would be for most emerging market countries.