“They shouldn’t be able to buy here.”That sentiment has been reverberating in the United States and on the Republican presidential campaign trail this year. In August, the campaign of Nikki Haley called Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, a “comrade” for backing the Gotion factory. Employment at Chinese firms in the United States has declined by nearly 40 percent since 2017, to 140,000 workers. Ms. Brock said she remained hopeful that the Gotion factory in her town could be halted. “We haven’t even hit them with one lawsuit yet, and it’s coming.”The post A Rural Michigan Town Is the Latest Battleground in the U.S.-China Fight appeared first on New York Times.