IMHO I don't think there is anyway that AE gets outsourced. If you listen to Grangaard's past interviews, the entire China strategy is based on exporting American made goods to China. The Chinese are interested in American products because they are American. Any subsequent buyer who changes course can kiss the entire Chinese market goodbye.
Good point. Their business model and strategy of late doesn't exactly show any expectation of being sold to someone who is just going to reverse all of their progress from the last few years. It isn't as if they are being sold on a whim, or that they are under some sort of duress and are at the mercy of their buyer. It's a calculated decision.