I have been watching Venezuela for some months now. Their economy has been mired since the price of oil took a nose-dive and their citizens have been bearing the brunt of the pain. Their inflation was 800% in 2016. If you watched the news in the last 48 hours, you know that the central government along with a strong-arm guerilla leader have seized most of the branches of government and two days ago seized the GM plant and all of its assets. (Does this remind anyone of Cuba?). As I am watching all of this unfold, it occurs to me that while dissimilar in nature, countries that have at least partial state ownership of business could be equally as affected by an economic downturn, the depth, and length of the one in Venezuela.
Is it me or could say, China, with billions of citizens, suffer a similar fate if their economy took a sustained nose-dive? The results could spell real trouble for those who have built an entire supply chain from Hangzhou to Atlanta. Would/does this give anyone pause enough to alter your business model or is that well above anyone's pay grade?