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China cries protectionism as it criticizes a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission...

China cries protectionism as it criticizes a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether Chinese solar-cell manufacturers are selling their products at unfairly low prices. China calls on the U.S. to "objectively analyze" why some of its solar firms "lack competitiveness."
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  • aironeous
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    What a joke. China breaks every fair trade rule it can get away with.
    It manipulates its currency to steal our trade in other countries.
    It places very high tariffs on our goods and refunds sales tax to their own exporting companies essentially rendering our goods in their country 2.5x theirs.
    It destroys its environment in its trade war with us.
    It does not allow unions (that's plural).
    ^The above resulted in 2.1 million jobs loss for the US between 2001 and 2010 see americanmanufacturingd...

     

    It forces foreign companies to give away their trade secrets.
    It is the #1 source of counterfeits in the world directly stealing our trade resulting in a 750k jobs loss here.
    It is the #1 country pirating US music and movies resulting in a 335k jobs loss for us.
    It is the #1 country hacking into US companies to steal our trade secrets resulting in billions of dollars lost in trade for us each year.

     

    So to sum it up
    Pirating 335k - US jobs loss
    Unfair trade and currency manipulation - 2.1 miilion US jobs loss
    Counterfeits - 750K US jobs loss
    Hacking - billions of dollars trade lost per year for the US
    and unknown how many jobs loss

     

    Objectively analyze that.

     

    Ask yourself, if China is so awesome then why do they have to act like this? Why do they copy our brands and pirate our movies?

     

    Clearly communism is a failure and China is holding the whole world back forcing down our wages and stealing our trade because of their failure at facing capitalism and freedom of speech and other basic human rights like property ownership in a reasonable way with a reasonable form of politics and now we are all paying the price.
    As soon as we let them into the WTO we doomed ourselves for 50 years of waiting for them to catch up to the rest of the first world countries as they steal our tech and trade.

     

    Ask yourself if China is so awesome why aren't there any other countries counterfeiting their products?
    Because countries that respect basic human rights and allow a reasonable amount of capitalism is where innovation and inventions happen.
    Most everything they counterfeit was invented in the US or other first world countries. Ask yourself why.
    2 Jan 2012, 06:23 PM Reply Like
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