Could Lancaster become an appealing location for Chinese investment? That’s what the city’s mayor, R. Rex Parris, is trying to do. Parris has spent time visiting China and talking with Chinese investors. He said he hopes Lancaster will become the biggest area of Chinese corporations in the state. So far, the city has managed to convince Build Your Dreams (BYD), a Chinese battery and electric bus company, to open up a factory there. Hopefully, this new investment will succeed in creating jobs and bringing in revenue. BYD, however, has already been cited for violating labor laws, such as paying employees below minimum wage and not allowing workers to take their second rest breaks, as required by California law. Christopher Tang, a business professor at UCLA, said while Lancaster isn’t well known like Los Angeles or San Francisco, it is becoming more and more expensive to invest in factories in the latter cities. Should Lancaster offer concessions for such investments, it may be more attractive to build there instead.