You know that the economy has really gotten bad when American's are actually fleeing the country to find work. With unemployment at 9%, some American's are going where the jobs are. China. The article describes one woman who moved with her husband to Xian. They didn't know anything about China or the language, but they went because they were desperate for work. In hindsight they say don't regret their decision. They felt safer, there were many familiar American establishments such as McDonalds and Wal-Mart, and their new neighbors were very nice and accepting.
This should really be a wake up call to the growing issue of income inequity in America. She commented that in America people don't treat the poor very well (and neither does the government) but in China, people are nice to you regardless of your financial status. What does that say about America?