The item focuses on a town that produces buttons, but points out more than that as it talks about nearby towns as well:
- Qiaotou produces 60% of the buttons in the world.
- A nearby town produces 75% of the world's cigarette lighters.
- Another nearby town is responsible for 80% of the neckties in the world.
Qiaotou has 200 button factories, employing some 20,000 workers. Quite an accomplishment for a small town in a poor part of the country.
This series is interesting, and well worth a listen.