My wife finds it interesting how so many things in the US are made in China. She’ll always look at the tag on a product, and nine times out of ten, the item in question was made in her home country.
She’d still rather buy these products here, though, because the prices of brand name clothing, make-up, and electronics are considerably cheaper in the US than in China. China doesn’t see the same savings on Apple and Clinique that outsourcing has given us, which is why friends and family frequently ask to be sent gifts from the US.
Speaking of gifts, when I was still living in Changzhou, my parents sent me a Christmas package full of candy, books, and small toys. I gave one of these toys to my wife (then girlfriend). She looked at the bottom of it, noticed the MADE IN CHINA stamp, and said, “Welcome home!”