With unemployment rates about to hit the highest numbers since the Great Depression, Americans are leaving in droves to find work in one of the few places still hiring: China.
Chinese industry is one of the few in the world that hasn’t slowed down. The worlds demand for cheaply made crap is still on the rise, and shows no sign of slowing. Day and night their factories work away, fueled by coal and immigrants seeking a better life. Inside the air is thick with tar fumes and hope.
American families who lost their jobs and their homes are finding new lives in Shanghai and Beijing. Midwestern housewives are getting jobs putting lead in children’s toys. For hours on end they slave away in factories so they can send money back home, so their children can buy the same toys. Laid off auto workers are finding opportunities doing hazardous labor considered too dangerous to risk damaging expensive machines with.
China is starting to retaliate against the dramatic influx of Americans. Store owners are putting signs in shop windows “No Americans Need Apply.” Citizens in some areas are concerned of their own culture being overrun. The Chinese government has had to intervene, imposing limits on how many Americans are allowed to enter the country per day. Still every day thousands more arrive desperate for whatever work is available. Some checkpoints have been nearly overrun by riots, which the government insists did not happen. Still the Americans wait outside of the Great Wall, most because they don’t know there are other places to enter the country.
As more and more Americans pack up their belongings and leave for China, entire cities are turned into ghost towns. It is rumored that entire state of Michigan is completely empty, however no one has bothered to check.