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China offers US middle class a jobs lifeline

1 July 2013 Last updated at 12:20 BST

Chinese computer maker Lenovo recently celebrated the opening of its first US manufacturing plant in Whitsett, North Carolina

The new plant continues a trend that some are saying marks a small resurgence in American manufacturing and middle class manufacturing jobs.

For years those jobs have been leaving America for cheaper operations in emerging economies - but now Chinese companies in particular are setting up their own factories in America.

Michelle Fleury reports from North Carolina.