© Marko Bukorovic michigan
© Marko Bukorovic

In past years, Chinese state-owned businesses have heavily invested in the US state of Michigan. Companies including Aviation Industry Corporation have steadily pumped billions into what The New York Times describes as “crumbling factories” across the state. In doing so they have not only built new ones but also supported more than 10,000 jobs. It is safe to say that Michigan has a lot to be grateful for as far as China’s concerned. So while president Trump sees China as an economic enemy, Michigan state legislators and workers see an economic partner and are battling to make sure the people’s republic knows it remains open for business.

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