Tiivistettynä artikkeli kertoo Yhdysvaltalaisen metallialan yrittäjän aikeista palauttaa osa tuotannostaan takaisin Alabamaan Kiinan työvoimakustannusten noustua ja juanin kurssin muututtua epäedullisemmaksi dollariin verrattuna.
Labor costs are soaring by 40 percent a year, as migrant workers are becoming pickier, since there are more job opportunities at home. Also China's one-child policy means there is no longer such a huge pool of young, dexterous workers. Bank lending is tightening and China's currency is also appreciating by around 6 percent a year against the U.S. dollar, not quickly enough for US and European policymakers, but sufficient for factories on low margins to feel the pain.
Varakkaat Kiinalaiset ovat myös osaltaan ajamassa paikallista tuotantoa ahtaalle:
One factory boss said he wanted to re-orientate his production of lamps towards China's domestic market. "We've got a lot of rich people now," he said, "and we want to offer them a complete American flavor." He explained that middle-class Chinese associated American products with higher quality, and asked whether Green would work with him to bring U.S.-style lamps to the Chinese market.