How do you shoot down something that is already nosediving?
With a laser.
Pat downs and body scanners are coming to the movie theaters.
This happens all the time in the Philippines, from office buildings to shopping malls to theme parks. Typically, any commercial establishment also has a security guard armed with at least a shotgun and a handgun; banks get to have guards with assault rifles.
And no, we don't get shooter incidents like what happens every so often in the West.
"low cost Chinese labor and looser environmental regulations"
Those aren't the only factors. The fact of the matter is that pretty much everything is clustered in SE Asia nowadays, and that the labor market is a lot more dynamic.
China is not in SE Asia.
The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.