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The myth of China's manufacturing decline

Mainland industrial production has survived Trump's trade war

| China
A display for facial recognition at Huawei Technologies' Bantian campus, pictured in April 2019: Chinese companies are assuming international leadership roles through technological innovation.   © Getty Images

William Bratton is author of "China's Rise, Asia's Decline," which will be published in early 2021 by Marshall Cavendish.

As President-elect Joe Biden plans a China policy for his new administration, he should be careful not to fall into the trap of believing that global companies are rushing to pull their supply chains out of China, leaving it a diminished force in manufacturing.

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