But that transferring of production and employment to abroad shoud not only be an issue for manufacturers, but also for the government that controlls in-/export, and by that for those people that voted for that government. And, for those people who want cheaper products.
And for those people who want healthy relations with their neighbours by trading with eatch other.
Things get complicated...
Yes, but it didn't stop nearly every other manufacturing concern. Part of the problem is that a manufacturer can simply close the factory and contract out everything to a jobber in China, they give their employees a couple of weeks or sometimes months salary, and sell off the machinery. Instead of paying an American or Canadian worker $20/hr plus $10 worth of benefits, they pay the Chinese jobber ¥15/hr ( $2.40 at current exchange rates) and no benefits.