The meaning is clear.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 24 08:07:38 UTC 2012

"… has 500,000 employees in China and (obviously) _much fewer_ in the
United States."

There's no reason to bother to distinguish between _much_ and _many_.

Or was his intent to write,

"… _many less_ …"?

About which there can be no argument, of course, the distinction
between _fewer_ and _less_ being obsolete.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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