Blog: Leonie BarrieChina-bashing

Leonie Barrie | 22 July 2003

2003 was a bad year for the US textiles industry, and the US textiles lobby seems hell-bent on pointing the finger of blame at China. Yes, China's sales of textiles to the US rose by 63 per cent to US$3.15 billion, but in reality the country is only guilty of accepting more orders from American retailers and fulfilling them at a good price and on time.

Our feature of the week looks at why struggling American industries and their hired politicians are China-bashing to try and find some way to resuscitate their sunset business through protectionism:

http://www.just-style.com/features_detail.asp?art=663


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