2011-10-07ft.com

``Rising Chinese labour costs are changing the economics of global manufacturing and could contribute to the creation of 3m jobs in the US by 2020, according to a study being released on Friday... "While Chinese labour costs are rising, US competitiveness has been improving," says Mei Xu, the Chinese-born co-owner of Chesapeake Bay Candle, which makes candles and other home fragrance products. "We can invest in automation to make our candles in a factory near Baltimore for a similar cost to doing the same job in China."''


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