With the recent thread about WTS buying materials for their new Warwick HQ in China, I want to refer to another story some 10 years ago.
There was then a China government visit to the USA. They paid a visit to WTS in Brooklyn and did in the aftermath a return visit to China for the sake of Lean production management.
WTS learned the China government producing Lean, and they got something in return for that.
What they got, I don't know.