As the US and its allies increasingly come to view China as a threat, businesses have increasingly been advised by these governments to “quit China”. Yet such a request is easier said than done — with China still one of the largest consumer markets in the world, business owners are loath to leave China. These are likely to double down on production in China in order to continue producing for the growing consumer market there. 

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