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Bring back jobs from China? In Shenzhen, they aren’t that worried

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rump's vows to get Apple and other companies to move manufacturing away from southern China and back to the U.S. has sparked little concern among executives in the region, reports John Lyons. "The economic forces that transformed this once-poor backwater in Guangdong Province into a sea of skyscrapers are too massive to be rolled back, their thinking goes. Even if Mr. Trump imposes tariffs on Chinese-made goods, as he has threatened to do, it's now so efficient to engineer, produce and ship electronics from this region of southern China that it could still outcompete the U.S., they say."
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Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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