China rust belt investment set to challenge US voting habits

Jobs and growth blunts Trump’s anti-Beijing rhetoric
F2H62W Moraine, USA. 5th Aug, 2015. Michael o'donnell works at a factory of Fuyao Glass America in Moraine, south of Dayton, Ohio, the United States, Aug. 5, 2015. Fuyao Glass Industry Group, the largest automotive glass supplier in China, invested over 360 million U.S. dollars to build an automobile glass factory in Moraine, Ohio, and will create over 1,500 jobs locally. © Yin Bogu/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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Michigan voters this week cast their lot with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, registering the angst America’s blue-collar workers feel over globalisation, trade and China.