A Chinese worker prepares shoes at the Jiulong shoe factory in Wenzhou, China.
A Chinese worker prepares shoes for packing at the Jiulong shoe factory in the southern Chinese city of Wenzhou June 21, 2005. The EU's executive arm said this month that imports of six categories of Chinese footwear in the first four months of 2005 had jumped 681 percent from a year earlier, with shipments of some shoes soaring more than 1,000 percent. Picture taken June 21, 2005. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause RKR/JK