Is this the end of China as the Worlds Manufacturer ?
It was slowly happening anyway......eCommerce sellers diversifying away from China. New kids on the block regarding manufacturing are Vietnam, Bangladesh and most importantly regarding the USA, Mexico. As China's wages rise and the population start to become major consumers other countries are looking to take on the demand.
If you are looking outside China, don't forget, many of the these countries are not yet mature in terms of inspection services, shipping, manufacturing standards and understanding Amazon's requirements for shipping and labels.