NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - American company men may find a savior in China Inc. As corporations try to make their ranks more ethnically representative, many experienced – if white and older – males will find themselves without a job. Chinese companies, deterred from acquiring U.S. firms with valuable intellectual property, can recruit their discarded human capital instead.

纽约(路透社Breakingviews)-- 美国职场男性可能会在中国公司找到救赎。随着美国公司努力使自己的队伍更具种族多样性,许多经验丰富的男性(特别是白人,年纪大一点的)会发现自己找不到工作。如果中国企业被阻止收购那些有知识产权价值的美国企业,可能转而招募那些被抛弃的人力资本。

Some of the largest U.S. companies are moving quickly to rebalance their headcount. At Apple, for example, women made up 38% of workers under 30 in 2018 versus just 31% four years earlier. The share of under-represented minorities in that group rose 10 percentage points to 35%. Meantime the employment-to-population ratio of white men fell from 76% in 1972 to 67% in 2018.