Pou Chen Corporation, the major shareholder of Yue Yuen (see its results further down), indicates that it should be able to complete a major reorganization of its Asian production apparatus by end of 2012, in response to rising labor costs in Eastern China. It will relocate a large part of the production at inland locations such as Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui and Henan. Production in Vietnam and Indonesia has been expanded, and a new factory has been inaugurated in Bangladesh. All in all, the group, which is the world's largest shoe manufacturer, had 509 production lines in operation at the end of last March, employing 537,000 workers.

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