A new study by the Alliance for American Manufacturing has found that China's "predatory" trading practice is putting hundreds of thousands of U.S. auto supply chain jobs at risk.
The alliance said that China's issuing of illegal subsides, the rigging of tax laws and manipulation of its currency have already killed approximately 400,000 U.S. jobs, and could eliminate 1.6 million in the future, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"These studies show unequivocal evidence that China has predatory practices with respect to the auto sector," Scott Paul, executive director of the alliance, told the news agency. "And these practices have had, and continue to have, a detrimental effect on employment and competitiveness in a key U.S. industry — the auto supply industry."
Meanwhile, General Motors said it will open a new plant in Texas that will help cut its supply chain logistics costs.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the automaker will expand its Arlington, Texas, facility to include a new sheet metal stamping plant that will begin producing parts for large sport utility vehicles starting in mid-2013. The move is expected to create 180 jobs.