FINANCIAL TIMES: "Midwest looks to China to recreate jobs in the region" -- Feb 11, 2005


"Chinese companies are not new to the U.S. South Carolina made headlines in 1999 when Haier, a Chinese white goods maker, started manufacturing washing machines and refrigerators there.  But in the past 12 months, a wave of Chinese companies has shown interest in the manufacturing heartland of the Midwest for the first time." 


Anita Tang, Managing Director of Royal Roots, a Chicago-based US-China business consultancy, says: "In China I probably get inquiries three to four times a day. I think it's going to be overwhelming; that's why we're spending over half our time developing it."


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