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US has real chance to bring manufacturing home from China

New cost calculus and COVID-19 offer opening if investment in competitiveness raised

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A production line of display monitors in Wuhan, pictured on Apr. 7: China no longer wins hands down on costs.   © China Daily/Reuters

Diana Choyleva is chief economist of Enodo Economics, a macroeconomic and political forecasting company in London.

Growing disillusionment with China, heightened by misgivings over Beijing's initial handling of the coronavirus pandemic, presents the U.S. with the opportunity to launch a drive to bring manufacturing back home. The time is certainly ripe for a reshoring drive.

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