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A Pacific partnership - China and the US

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 December 2012

China and the United States - it's the world's most important trading relationship.

Business Daily comes from both sides of the Pacific, with Simon Jack looking at how China's manufacturing prowess is causing a global imbalance, while Jonny Dymond in San Francisco talks to Americans about their response to China's growth.

This axis has driven the global economy for much of the last few decades, but is it still fit for purpose? Do rising labour costs in China and the advent of disruptive technologies like 3D printing mean the end of mass production is over?

(Image: A Chinese McDonald's employee holds out an order at a drive through, Credit: Getty Images)

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