US technology giant Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in southwestern China to make notebook and desktop personal computers for the Chinese market.
HP said in a statement that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chongqing municipality to build a factory in Chongqing in Sichuan province.
HP said the plant is expected to begin production in 2010 and would target customers in Chongqing ‘as well as other parts of China across government, public and retail sectors.’
HP opened its first office in China in 1981 and bills itself as the leading foreign manufacturer of personal computers in the country. It already has manufacturing operations in Shanghai.
It first came to China in the 1970s laying the groundwork for an eventual joint venture with China over the course of several trips by HP representatives to that country.
Source: AFP and researtch
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