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China’s Reviving the American Heartland — One Low Wage at a Time

  • Hollowed out by trade, rust-belt states court Chinese capital
  • Away from election campaign’s China-bashing, factories thrive
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For six years, the General Motors factory that used to make Chevy Trailblazers in Moraine, Ohio, sat abandoned, a rusting monument to the decline of the American auto industry.

These days, the plant is humming again, fueled by a resurgent U.S. consumer -- but now under Chinese management. On the shop floor, Chinese supervisors in sky-blue uniforms that carry the logo of the new owners, Fuyao Glass, teach American employees how to assemble windshields.