While China's manufacturing sector will not vanish overnight, some foreign business people there feel a shift may be inevitable. They're looking for manufacturing possiblities in other countries.
Asian shares have jumped to three-week highs following a report that US President Donald Trump is aiming for a swift trade deal with China. The news came only days after Washington had threatened more punitive tariffs.
Washington has banned exports to the Chinese state-controlled chipmaker accusing Fujian of stealing intellectual property. The move comes amid reports that the US plans to slap tariffs on all of China's imports.
China is trying to highlight it is open to importing more at a time it is under pressure to open its markets further. Critics say it is more talk than action.
China's vast export engine unexpectedly accelerated in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could worsen already strained relations between Beijing and Washington.
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