This embargo would go on until , when the Nixon administration began laying the groundwork to lift the ban on US-China trade. In the following years, the two countries signed agreements to improve trade. While, yes, workers in China have historically been paid a lot less and work a lot more, China has an infrastructure that allows for the manufacturing of more goods at large quantities. Prior to the s, pretty much all knives marketed in the United States were made in the United States or Europe. But the shift toward knives manufactured in China and other countries in Asia was slow but steady. Schrade, for example, closed its doors in
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Baker began playing drums at age 15, and later took lessons from English jazz drummer Phil Seamen. In the s he joined Blues Incorporated , where he met bassist Jack Bruce. The two clashed often, but would be rhythm section partners again in the Graham Bond Organisation and Cream, the latter of which Baker co-founded with Eric Clapton in Cream achieved worldwide success but lasted only until , in part due to Baker's and Bruce's volatile relationship. After briefly working with Clapton in Blind Faith and leading Ginger Baker's Air Force , Baker spent several years in the s living and recording in Africa, often with Fela Kuti , in pursuit of his long-time interest in African music. Baker's drumming is regarded for its style, showmanship, and use of two bass drums instead of the conventional one.