Li Guilian runs Dayang Trands, the Chinese clothing company that manufactured the U.S. Olympic uniforms. She recently told the Los Angeles Times Americans should probably get over the fact that the uniforms were made in China for one simple reason: money.
"I have a simple question," said the bespectacled, raspy voiced Li in an interview at company headquarters in this industrial seaside city in northeastern China. "Can America really make the suits we make? We have cheaper costs here so you can have cheaper prices in America."
By "cheaper costs," Guilian is referring to the less than $10,000 her "skilled" workers make in a year. That's good money "by local standards," according to the Times. In Washington, D.C., we call that "a deposit."