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‘Cheap manufacturing be damned’: Sentiment builds for moving U.S. companies out of China

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WASHINGTON
EXAMINER

American
companies that produce essential goods in China should plan to shift
their operations back to the United States or other Western
countries, according to a senior Republican lawmaker. “We’re
staring into a significant, significant crisis of supply chain,”
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner told the Washington Examiner. “Cheap
labor or cheap manufacturing be damned if you are reliant on them for
your life and livelihood.” Gardner’s warning was spurred by the
shortage of hospital masks in the United States, a dearth driven by
Beijing’s refusal to allow American companies that make the
products in China to ship them out of the country amid the
coronavirus pandemic. And he’s not alone in that sentiment, raising
the possibility that anger over China’s self-interested response to
the coronavirus outbreak could produce one of the most dramatic
alterations of global economics in decades.

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