China Tech News are reporting:
Vincent Tong, spokesperson of the Taiwan-based original equipment manufacturer Foxconn, has confirmed to the media that to ease the pressure brought by labor cost increases, the company will relocate its major production lines from Shenzhen to Langfang in Hebei.
So what's the ebook angle? Well, just off the top of my head I know that Foxconn make the Kindle, iPhone, iPad. They're a huge manufacturer who have contracts with Motorola, Nokia, Cisco, and many other US companies. If we start seeing supply issues among various electronic gadgets in the next few months then this move might be the cause.
TBH, I decided to post this because I thought you should know more about where your electronics come from. I've been wanting to mention the geography of China for some time now.
Shenzhen is a city/region of China that's just across the provincial border from Hong Kong. It has the benefit of being near Hong Kong but without the high operating cost. If you want a US analogy, think about the relationship between Manhattan and northern New Jersey. As for Hebei province, I hesitate to give a parallel in the US because it might offend someone. If you want to know more, click on the link to Wikipedia article.