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Chinopoly
The New American ^ | January 7, 2008 | By: William F. Jasper

Posted on 12/28/2007 10:46:56 AM PST by Calpernia

“China will be the world’s next great nation,” declared investment and commodities guru Jim Rogers in his 2004 bestseller, Hot Commodities. The 20th century, he noted, “was the American century. The twenty-first will belong to China.” Rogers went on:

Here’s how important I think China will be: My daughter, who was born in 2003, is learning Chinese. Her Chinese nanny speaks only Mandarin to her, and I suspect that she might learn Chinese before she learns English. In her lifetime, Chinese will be the most important language in the world, next to English. If you are young and ambitious, learn Chinese. If you have ambitions for your children, persuade them to learn Chinese.

Learning a second language has always been good advice for a young person, and in our ever-shrinking world makes more sense now than ever. And Chinese may be as good a choice as any. However, is Mr. Rogers going a bit overboard? Yes, but he’s in crowded company. More than a few other “experts” in business, banking, economics, and political affairs have been preaching the same gospel. Headline stories proclaiming “The China Miracle,” “China, the New Superpower,” and “The China Century” have been proliferating for years.


China’s rags-to-riches-in-one-generation story is impressive indeed. Its journey from poverty-stricken, Third World nobody to top A-list business partner in 30 years is nothing less than stunning. The Asian Development Bank’s Eminent Persons Group may be correct in claiming that “the speed and depth of Asia’s economic progress are unprecedented in world history.” While the bankers were writing about Asia in general, they undoubtedly had China foremost in mind.

Virtually overnight, Communist China has gone from a pre-industrial, rural society to the world’s manufacturing capital. It is now the largest producer and exporter of consumer electronics, footwear, luggage, textiles, apparel, toys, household appliances, seafood, and numerous other products. It has amassed the largest foreign-exchange reserves in history, reportedly in excess of $1.4 trillion. And it is flexing that muscle in the global arena, investing in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East — and the United States. That money is now being used to buy up Western assets, including in the United States, as the article "China's Bid to Buy the West" explains.

Not Above Laws

However, behind the litanies of China’s economic triumphs and all of the hype about China as the emerging hegemonic power are some dark secrets. They are secrets that are well known but rarely mentioned by the Wall Street insiders, the major media organizations, and the bipartisan political lobby, which together have been the main forces pushing China’s mercurial development. The truth is that China’s continued economic, political, and military ascendancy is far from certain. In fact, it faces some very daunting challenges that some China watchers say could be its undoing.

First and foremost is the fact that the laws of economics have not been repealed. Productivity and general prosperity are maximized in market economies in which the actions of private citizens freely determine supply and demand. State-run economies, as all history has shown, are stagnant, inefficient, wasteful, repressive, and invariably result in a gross inequality in the distribution of wealth between the socialist rulers and the ruled.

Its impressive advances notwithstanding, the People’s Republic of China remains an inefficient, oppressive, one-party communist state that could not have achieved its recent phenomenal development, except for the suicidal policies of the U.S. government (along with other non-communist governments) that transferred enormous capital, technology, and know-how to the Beijing regime, in violation of all economic and moral principles. And, in spite of its enormous gains and momentum, Communist China would quickly atrophy and crumble if the American people forced our politicians to end the destructive trade, spending, regulatory, and monetary policies that are destroying our middle class and transferring our manufacturing and technology base to China.

What? But everybody knows that China has been “reforming” and is in the process of “transitioning” from socialism to free-market capitalism, right? No, its leaders call its new path “market socialism.” Yet the China aid and trade lobby here in the United States insists that China has adopted a genuine market economy and that that path is irreversible. Besides, unimpeachable authorities, such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates, the richest capitalist in the world, agree that China has gone capitalist. “China is amazing,” Gates declared after a 2004 trip to the Middle Kingdom. “It is capitalism, but at an unprecedented speed.”

The declarations of Gates and the Wall Street gurus notwithstanding, China has not adopted a market economy, and there is little reason to believe it ever will, as long as we continue to support its current socialist counterfeit system. “Market socialism” is as much an oxymoron as dry water, kosher ham, or compassionate government. It doesn’t exist and never has.

Party, Princelings, and Power

But what about the rapidly proliferating Chinese millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs that Forbes magazine profiles each year? Forbes’ list of China’s super-rich made an eye-popping jump from 15 billionaires in 2006 to 66 in 2007. Are they not proof of China’s market orientation? That’s the usual media take on it, like the 2006 USA Today report that exulted that “a country that once persecuted disciples of free enterprise is now barreling down the capitalist road.” The “capitalism” that exists in China has little to do with entrepreneurialism. Rather, it is a form of statist monopoly capitalism that is reserved for the privileged “princelings,” who are either Communist Party members or the favored relatives and associates of Party members.

As China Digital Times points out, “90 percent of China’s billionaires are children of senior officials. There are about 2,900 senior officials’ children in China, with total wealth amounting to two trillion yuan. Their businesses mainly cover 5 areas: finance, foreign trade, land development, large-scale projects, and bonds and securities.” The Digital Times was not speculating. Like a number of other publications, it based its reporting on a published study by the PRC’s own China Academy of Social Science and the Research Office of the (Communist) Party School.

Let’s be a little more specific. Take, for instance, the top dog on Forbes’ list of “Asia’s Self-Made Billionaires,” Li Ka-shing, chairman of the mammoth Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate ($47 billion) and personally worth a reported $23 billion. Known as the “Hong Kong Superman,” Ka-shing’s fortunes have been closely tied to China’s banks and corporations of the People’s Liberation Army for many years.

China’s market socialism is dominated by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) run by Communist Party princelings and foreign companies that operate under tight controls imposed by the Party and are directed more toward making products for export.

Even The Conference Board, a business research group that strongly supports increased trade with China, acknowledges, in its December 2007 report entitled Can China’s Growth Trajectory Be Sustained? that China’s moves toward market reforms have been dismally slow. The study, which focuses on the decade of 1995-2005, notes that in the early years of that period — which is to say, 20 years after the beginning of so-called reform — “large-and medium-sized domestic private firms were virtually non-existent. Even as late as 1999, employment in these enterprises was still less than one percent of the total. By 2003, they accounted for 4.9 percent.”

Yes, 30 years after the transition to market socialism, China is still 95 percent socialism and 5 percent market! SOEs, with their ties to the Party, receive favorable bank loans and contracts, as well as special tax, trade, and regulatory favors not available to genuine entrepreneurs. But even that bleak picture does not tell the whole story. For, as many economists and China observers have pointed out, even many of those firms officially designated “private” are, in essence, state entities.

Mao vs. Mao

Guy Sorman is a French author, journalist, philosopher, and economist who has regularly visited China over the course of three decades. He has ventured beyond the Party’s tourist traps and show places, into the rural hinterlands where one billion Chinese live in the most squalid conditions and under harshly repressive communist rule, conditions rarely seen by Western visitors to Beijing and China’s coastal urban centers.

In a searing essay for the Spring 2007 issue of City Journal entitled “The Empire of Lies,” Mr. Sorman tackled many of the most commonly believed falsehoods about China. “Many in the West think that Chinese growth has created an independent middle class that will push for greater political freedom,” he notes. But what exists in China, he reports, “is not a traditional middle class but a class of parvenus, newcomers who work in the military, public administration, state enterprises or for firms ostensibly private but in fact Party-owned.” Sorman continued:

The Party picks up most of the tab for their mobile phones, restaurant bills, “study” trips abroad, imported luxury cars and lavish spending at Las Vegas casinos. And it can withdraw these advantages at any time. In March, China announced that it would introduce individual property rights for the parvenus (though not for the peasants). They will now be able to pass on to their children what they have acquired — another reason that they aren’t likely to push for the democratization of the regime that secures their status.

There are a few brave souls, of course, who refuse to toe the party line. One of the privileged-turned-pariahs Sorman interviewed is Mao Yushi, an internationally esteemed economist who, in 2004, had the temerity to send a polite petition, signed by 100 fellow intellectuals, to the Chinese government, asking it to apologize for the Tiananmen Square massacre. For this “crime,” Professor Yushi lost his teaching position at the university and has had to endure years of house arrest. Sorman writes:

Many goods that China produces are worthless, Mao Yushi reminds me — especially those made by public companies. About 100,000 such Chinese enterprises continue to run in the old Maoist style, churning out substandard products because they’ve got to hit the targets that the Party sets and provide employment to those the Party cannot dismiss, not because they’re responding to any market demand. Most public-sector firms don’t even have real accounting procedures, so there’s no way of ascertaining profitability. “China is not a market economy,” Mao says bluntly.

The Party directs the state banks as to whom loans should go, says Mao, and the rationale is frequently political or personal, not economic. “Indeed, in many cases, banks are not to ask for repayment,” Sorman notes. “That investment decisions obey political considerations and not the law of the market is the Chinese economy’s central flaw, responsible at least in part, Mao Yushi believes, for the large number of empty office buildings and infrequently used new airports and an unemployment rate likely closer to 20 percent than to the officially acknowledged 3.5 percent.”

How, Then, Does China Excel?

If China is still a socialist economy and socialism doesn’t work, how does one explain the regime’s stellar successes? Quite simply, a socialist system can be productive — if it allows external sources to provide the capital, technology, and expertise that it lacks, and if there are external sources able and willing (and foolish enough) to provide those things.

China simply drew on the experience of V.I. Lenin, who had faced a similar crisis in the early Bolshevik period in Russia. Having wrecked Russia’s economy, the communists’ new regime was facing imminent collapse in 1921. As a temporary measure, Lenin made peace with the hated capitalist West and invited foreign aid, foreign investment, and foreign expertise. His New Economic Policy (NEP) lasted for nearly a decade, including several years under his successor, Joseph Stalin.

By the late 1960s, China’s communist leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai were in about the same fix that Lenin had found himself in 1921. Their disastrous Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution programs had caused tens of millions of deaths and devastated China’s economy and society. They needed help from the West to survive.

Help was on the way. In July 1971, President Nixon’s National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger and Kissinger’s assistant Winston Lord (later to be U.S. Ambassador to China and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR) made their now-famous secret trip to China to visit Mao and Zhou. That set up the much more famous Nixon-Kissinger trip to China in 1972, and the equally important trip a few months later of David Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank and the CFR. Returning from his Beijing visit with Mao and Zhou, Rockefeller declared, “The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.” Mass murderer Mao’s “social experiment” had by that time taken the lives of up to 64 million Chinese.

But those deaths did not deter Rockefeller. He began arranging loans and technology transfers for Mao’s New Economic Policy, just as he had been doing for years for similar projects in the Soviet Union. However, even a banker and king maker as famous as he would not have been able to coax Western corporations and investors into Mao’s communist “workers’ paradise” without government guarantees to cover the risk of failure or expropriation. That is where the loans, grants, guarantees, subsidies, and insurance from the World Bank, Export-Import Bank, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and other U.S. and UN entities came in. They not only provided billions of (taxpayer) dollars directly to China and/or the banks and companies doing business with her, but just as importantly, convinced the global business community and U.S. taxpayers that China was indeed “going capitalist.”

They Admit It’s True

While U.S. politicians, bankers, and corporate elitists have been selling the message of China’s conversion from Maoism to “market socialism,” the Communist Party of China and communist parties throughout the world have gone to great lengths to explain that this is just a replay of Lenin’s NEP strategy, albeit on a longer timeline.

Over the years, Political Affairs, the official monthly journal of the Communist Party, USA, has published many essays explaining this to the Party faithful. Most recent is a Political Affairs Online article for September 5, 2007, by C.J. Atkins entitled “The Leninist Heritage of the Socialist Market Economy.”

“Just as China’s socialist market economy is today dismissed by many in academia and the bourgeois press as a return to capitalism, it is important to recall that Lenin too faced similar criticism during the early years of Soviet power,” Atkins wrote. “[Lenin’s] New Economic Policy (NEP) was often characterized by critics, both outside and inside the Communist movement, as an abandonment of socialism and Marxist ideology.”

Atkins continued:

Like Soviet Russia in the years following the October Revolution, China today also finds itself facing a world economy dominated by and structured in the interests of the most powerful capitalist economies. Just as Lenin did in the 1920s, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has, since 1978, reached the conclusion that the liberation and development of the productive forces is the key to building the foundations for a transition to socialism.

Yes, China’s economic successes, made possible by the massive aid and trade transfers from the West, are “building the foundations for a transition to socialism,” not to free-market capitalism. But more importantly from the American point of view, these transfers, together with the U.S. regulatory and tax policies imposed on the American economy, are enabling China to drive us into the ground economically, and even (as the article "China's Bid to Buy the West" shows) to grab up our assets in a big way.

 


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cfr; china; cpusa; duncanhunter; johnbirchsociety; kissinger; thenewamerican
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1 posted on 12/28/2007 10:46:57 AM PST by Calpernia
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>>>>Political Affairs, the official monthly journal of the Communist Party, USA, has published many essays explaining this to the Party faithful. Most recent is a Political Affairs Online article for September 5, 2007, by C.J. Atkins entitled “The Leninist Heritage of the Socialist Market Economy.”<<<

Reference:

Let's remember who MoveOn.org is.  Look at this archived screenshot of the Communist Party's website.  Notice the blue text on the blue background in the left border at the bottom.


2 posted on 12/28/2007 10:50:17 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for posting the article. bmflr.

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According to Intrade, the winner of the December 12th GOP debate was... Duncan Hunter.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1938773/posts

Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts

In this poll Hunter is up 3% and even with Paul and Thompson.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=3481ef60-8195-46a9-af04-b87b907bcfdd


3 posted on 12/28/2007 10:50:42 AM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Calpernia

War is not far from us and will be the midwife of the Chinese century.


4 posted on 12/28/2007 10:51:02 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; RasterMaster; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1932507/posts
Hunter asks Bush for China policy meeting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1882543/posts
Dragon Hunter

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1920426/posts
HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891445/posts
Pentagon: China Gearing Up for High-Tech Warfare

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1906555/posts
GOP urges probe in China firm deal (Hunter, Hoekstra and Sessions)

>>>Senior Pentagon officials, meanwhile, are investigating the security aspects of the announced plan for China’s Huawei Technologies and the investment firm Bain Capital Partners to buy 3Com, which makes equipment used by the Pentagon to block computer hackers, including those from the Chinese military.<<<

Tidbit for all. 3Com is the company responsible for providing the firewalls and security software to the Pentagon. Let’s keep that in mind.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1890608/posts
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon


5 posted on 12/28/2007 10:52:37 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

1980’s Communism Evil Empire
2000’s Communism Good for Business


6 posted on 12/28/2007 10:52:50 AM PST by BGHater (If Guns Cause Crime Then Matches Cause Arson?)
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To: nicmarlo; Paul Ross; ex-Texan; Eastbound

Emphasis:

>>>Help was on the way. In July 1971, President Nixon’s National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger and Kissinger’s assistant Winston Lord (later to be U.S. Ambassador to China and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR) made their now-famous secret trip to China to visit Mao and Zhou. That set up the much more famous Nixon-Kissinger trip to China in 1972, and the equally important trip a few months later of David Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank and the CFR. Returning from his Beijing visit with Mao and Zhou, Rockefeller declared, “The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.” Mass murderer Mao’s “social experiment” had by that time taken the lives of up to 64 million Chinese.<<<


7 posted on 12/28/2007 10:54:29 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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About Winston Lord:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Lord

Winston Lord (born in New York City on August 14, 1937) is a United States diplomat and administrator. He served as the president of the Council on Foreign Relations between 1977 and 1985.

Lord, who speaks some Chinese[1], was a key figure in the restoration of relations between the United States and China in 1972. From 1969–73, as a member of the National Security Council’s planning staff, he was an aide to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, accompanying him on his secret trip to Beijing in 1971.

More at link


8 posted on 12/28/2007 10:56:23 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
Some 50 million people died when the Cultural Revolution was unleashed on China by Mao. It was a means to an end, and the cost in human terms was unimportant as long as it advanced the Mao’s power and the power of the Communist Party.

China is still run by the Party, and there is nothing to stop it from unleashing some other cause or ideology on the country that will cause a similar amount of human suffering, destruction of wealth, and economic disruption.

That, IMO is the latent threat to China’s future prosperity.

A political party is by its very nature a political animal, not an economic one. Money is only a means to a political end, which for Communists is power. China today holds some $800 billion in US financial assets due to the trade balance. What is not often observed is that the Chinese Government is skimming a few percent off all international trade, for the difference in purchasing power parity between the internal currency and the external one is skimmed when the money is exchanged at the window by those engaged in buying Chinese exports.

It is almost interesting why this topic is not of interest to the popular media, nor why the government is sitting on such a large amount of US-denominated instruments. I take it as further proof of what I wrote above: if the Chinese government was interested in improving the lot of the average Chinese citizen it would find ways to spend that mountain of US money on things that would benefit its own citizens. Instead it just collects the interest and lets the debt pile up. To what end? I don’t know, and they aren’t saying.

9 posted on 12/28/2007 10:58:43 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Showed her intentions for the future when they took out that satellite.

But to acknowledge China's military threat might threaten the profits of a few.

10 posted on 12/28/2007 11:00:06 AM PST by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: Calpernia
Is there a ? card that commands an illegal donation to the Clintons?
11 posted on 12/28/2007 11:01:10 AM PST by digger48
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http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-bloggers/1884371/posts
Saving the GOP from Itself: Duncan Hunter

Excerpt:

One would think that the minority party during this period, the Republicans, would have been united and working overtime to save this nation from its drift into ‘former superpower’ status. Instead, a large portion of the party had come to accept not only the inevitability of coexistence with the USSR, but the inevitability of socialism in our own domestic policies. Indeed, it was Richard Nixon who swelled the size of the Federal bureaucracy with his creation of the EPA, OSHA, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Nixon and Henry Kissinger were also the masterminds of the détente policy, a misguided attempt to appease the Soviets. His successor, Gerald Ford, continued the détente policy and continued the march towards Rockefeller republicanism, even going so far to name liberal Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President. Ford’s full throated support of the Equal Rights Amendment is all one needs to know about the direction of the GOP leadership in the 1970s.

more at link

Also:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1639090/posts
Kissinger told China communist takeover in Vietnam was acceptable: documents

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops - even as the war to drive back the Communists dragged on with mounting deaths.

The late U.S. president Richard Nixon’s envoy told Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai: “If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina.”

Kissinger’s blunt remarks surfaced in a collection of papers from his years of diplomacy released Friday by George Washington University’s National Security Archive. The collection was gathered from documents available at the U.S. government’s National Archives and obtained through the research group’s declassification requests.

Kissinger’s comments appear to lend credence to the “decent interval” theory posed by some historians who said the United States was prepared to see Communists take over Saigon, as long as that happened long enough after a U.S. troop departure to save face.

more at link


12 posted on 12/28/2007 11:01:31 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia; Jeff Head; pissant; Pelham; Paul Ross; mkjessup; All

Oh, my, check this out:

U.S. Navy to emphasize soft power
http://www.politicalgateway.com/news/read/121720

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy announced its first major strategic shift in more than 20 years, refocusing the fleet’s role on humanitarian aid and other forms of soft power.

The Navy, along with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, unveiled the new strategy to embrace a broader shift at the Pentagon to bridge the “generational conflict” in its efforts to thwart extremists, the Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday.

The move focuses on building international partnerships based on convergent interests. Congressional leaders objected, saying the new plan discounts emerging military threats posed by China and other nations.

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said, “The Chinese government has the ability to quickly outstrip” the Navy fleet if measures don’t focus on military capacity.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in speech at Kansas State University in November the use of military operations other than war focuses on the fundamental issues regarding national security.

The hospital ship USNS Comfort toured South America recently on a humanitarian mission to 12 ports aiding nearly 100,000 people. Naval vessels also thwarted a pirate attack against North Korea ships off the coast of Somalia.


13 posted on 12/28/2007 11:03:35 AM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: theBuckwheat

>>>It is almost interesting why this topic is not of interest to the popular media, nor why the government is sitting on such a large amount of US-denominated instruments.

Did you ever notice how many of our news outlets have affiliate/satellite offices in China? It is obviously needed for world coverage; however, I wonder what policies are in place that lend influence in reporting.


14 posted on 12/28/2007 11:05:10 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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Stonebridge International listed here (Kissinger Assoc. too...see post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1639090/posts?page=65#65 for Kissinger ref)

http://www.uschina.org/member_companies.html

USCBC Member Companies

(As of 04/01/2006)

  • ABB Inc.
  • ACE INA
  • APCO Worldwide
  • APL Limited
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Aearo Company
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  • Air Products and
  • Chemicals, Inc.
  • Albany International Corp.
  • The Albright Group LLC
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Allied Pickfords - a SIRVA company
  • Alticor Inc.
  • Altria Group, Inc.
  • American Express Company
  • American International
  • Group, Inc.
  • American Standard
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Companies, Inc.
  • Applica Incorporated
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Asian American Coal, Inc.
  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • BNSF Railway
  • BP
  • Baker & Daniels
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • BearingPoint, Inc.
  • Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • Belden CDT Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Blackboard Inc.
  • The Blackstone Group LP
  • The Boeing Company
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation
  • Brunswick Group LLP
  • Burlington Resources Inc.
  • CPNA International Ltd.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Carus Chemical Company
  • Case New Holland Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Celanese Acetate LLC
  • Central Purchasing of China, Inc.
  • Chart Industries, Inc.
  • A. W. Chesterton Company
  • Chevron
  • Chicago Metallic Corp.
  • Chindex International, Inc.
  • Chrysallis Consulting LLC
  • The Chubb Corporation
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • The Clorox Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Cohen Group
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Control Risks Group
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Crane Co.
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • DH China Consulting Ltd.
  • DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
  • DaimlerChrysler Corporation
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Dell Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
  • Dewey Ballantine LLP
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • John Dudinsky & Associates
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Edelman
  • Emerson
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Federal Express Corporation
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Paul H. Folta & Associates, LLC
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foster Wheeler North America
  • Fox Intercultural Consulting Services
  • Barbara Franklin Enterprises
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • General Electric Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Gerson Lehrman Group
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Industries, Ltd.
  • Global Power Equipment Group Inc.
  • Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • W. R. Grace & Co.
  • W. W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Gruber Systems Inc.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • Harsco Corporation
  • Herbalife International of America
  • Heritage Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hill & Associates
  • (Americas) Inc.
  • Hills & Company
  • Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • The Hoffman Agency
  • Hogan & Hartson LLP
  • Honeywell
  • Human Resource Services, Inc.
  • Hutchinson Technology Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • ITT Industries, Inc.
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Paper Company
  • Intrado, Inc.
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Jenessco Industries, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jones Day
  • KaiTai Comprehensive Technologies
  • Kamsky Associates, Inc.
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15 posted on 12/28/2007 11:08:54 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: AuntB; BIGLOOK

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1945273/posts?page=13#13


16 posted on 12/28/2007 11:09:18 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: digger48
>>>>Is there a ? card that commands an illegal donation to the Clintons?

Only if you are using the Hsu


17 posted on 12/28/2007 11:11:29 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: investigateworld

The Chinese will treat those willing stooges far worse than they will treat the rest of us.

Nobody likes a traitor, least of all those who gain by their betrayal.


18 posted on 12/28/2007 11:12:56 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Calpernia

Now THAT was a good reply!


19 posted on 12/28/2007 11:14:17 AM PST by digger48
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To: Calpernia
Bump!

Good find!

20 posted on 12/28/2007 11:15:54 AM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: digger48

:)


21 posted on 12/28/2007 11:17:33 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
There are three sources of instability for China in the next ten to twenty years.

1) The influx of wealth and information destabilizes any dictatorship. These wealthy billionaires, even if children of party members, know how good it is around the world. There will be rebellion from them and from the rising middle class Chinese. Think of the USSR after glasnost—openness of society destabilizes Communism.

2) The low Chinese birth rate (they are no longer reproducing at a replacement level) and the imbalance of men to women (40 million, if I remember correctly) leads to a driving force of millions of Chinese men seeking women outside the country. This will be another influx of new ideas to China.

3) Most seriously of all, the rising tide of Christianity in China. Perhaps a hundred million or more Chinese fervently follow Christianity in house Churches outside control of government. Since this is illegal, these are all sincere, devout, effective Christians—hence its incessant spread. Christianity outlasted the Roman empire and the Soviet empire. We’ll see the Chinese communist empire crash this century as well, perhaps within twenty years.

These trends are regardless of our trade policies with China and unstoppable, as far as I can see.

22 posted on 12/28/2007 11:28:34 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

The Pentagon report disagrees with you.


23 posted on 12/28/2007 11:36:05 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
Bravo ! . . . *BUMP* !
24 posted on 12/28/2007 11:58:32 AM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: Calpernia
This is the most devastatingly accurate assessment I've seen yet of the Chinese boom, and how it was created by elitists within the U.S. It was not just Clinton treachery which made this monster. It all started with the worthless Henry Kissinger and the sleazy Richard Nixon. No one seems to have learned the lesson: picking a Republican candidate who spouts conservative rhetoric in order to get elected, but has no fixed conservative principles, is a recipe for disaster. Such people will betray us once in office.

There is only one candidate who knows and says anything about the terrible threat posed by China....his name is Duncan Hunter.

25 posted on 12/28/2007 12:00:46 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Calpernia
This is the most devastatingly accurate assessment I've seen yet of the Chinese boom, and how it was created by elitists within the U.S. It was not just Clinton treachery which made this monster. It all started with the worthless Henry Kissinger and the sleazy Richard Nixon. No one seems to have learned the lesson: picking a Republican candidate who spouts conservative rhetoric in order to get elected, but has no fixed conservative principles, is a recipe for disaster. Such people will betray us once in office.

There is only one candidate who knows and says anything about the terrible threat posed by China....his name is Duncan Hunter.

26 posted on 12/28/2007 12:00:50 PM PST by hellbender
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To: hellbender

bump

bump


27 posted on 12/28/2007 12:05:56 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

“The Pentagon report disagrees with you.”

Sorry. I am not aware of this report. Do you have a link to it?


28 posted on 12/28/2007 12:29:36 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Calpernia

I found this link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1865611/posts

Is that what you mean?


29 posted on 12/28/2007 12:33:37 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Calpernia
Duncan Hunter.

That is all....

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 12/28/2007 12:41:58 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Every dynasty in China fell because of revolt from the rural area, not the middle class/city wealthy. China’s main problem is the rich who are connected to powerful party officials and family. Most of the corrupt officials and CEO’s in China are children of party officials. Farmers are very angry as precious farmland are takened to build MacMansions and golf courses and compensations are 1/3 of what was promised. Any farmer that complains about the abuse is arrested and charged with sedition or rebellion. Local officials cannot be touched or charged because they have powerful relatives or connections. The only institution in China untouched by corruption is the military. Every year ten of thousands of Chinese soldiers retire, who were raised in a professional merit culture (promotion based on achievement, and less on connection). These men are givened government jobs after they retire from the military and many are apalled at the corruption and abuse of the farmers and poor in China. A number of the armed riots in China have been lead and organized by former Chinese soldiers. Failure of China’s central government will make these revolts more frequent and widespread. China will have revolution in the 21st Century and it will be lead by her military.


31 posted on 12/28/2007 12:46:27 PM PST by Fee
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To: Calpernia

“Here’s how important I think China will be: My daughter, who was born in 2003, is learning Chinese. Her Chinese nanny speaks only Mandarin to her, and I suspect that she might learn Chinese before she learns English. In her lifetime, Chinese will be the most important language in the world, next to English. If you are young and ambitious, learn Chinese. If you have ambitions for your children, persuade them to learn Chinese.”

Given the social level, wealth, and access his daughter will have just by virtue of being his daughter, this is quite smart actually, from a purely pragmatic viewpoint.


32 posted on 12/28/2007 12:47:08 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Fee

“The only institution in China untouched by corruption is the military”

I would imagine the military leadership is fabulously corrupt - Norinco, North China Military Industries, etc.?


33 posted on 12/28/2007 12:48:18 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Calpernia

LOL, I was using my Mandarin flashcards just before getting back to FR!


34 posted on 12/28/2007 12:48:58 PM PST by Teacher317 (Eta kuram na smekh)
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To: Calpernia
China’s economic successes, made possible by the massive aid and trade transfers from the West, are “building the foundations for a transition to socialism,” not to free-market capitalism.

Which means that it will all be a wasted effort. Along with their amazingly poor construction and financial standards, adherence to failed economic policy will simply mean that China will hinder its progress even more than we let liberals to hinder ours. This seems to be pretty good news for those who do not an ascendant China.

these transfers, together with the U.S. regulatory and tax policies imposed on the American economy, are enabling China to drive us into the ground economically, and even ... to grab up our assets in a big way.

The same was said about the Japanese in the 80's, when they seemed to be buying all of California.

35 posted on 12/28/2007 12:54:05 PM PST by Teacher317 (Eta kuram na smekh)
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To: WoofDog123

Clarification, rank and file enlisted/officers are professional. The general ranks are half and half. You don’t hear too much of any new PLA scandals because the Communist Party has reined in the generals from making PLA into a private enterprise. This came about because many of the PLA arms sales were private actions and not necessarily coordinated with the PRC foreign policy objectives. A number of times PLA arms were sold to insurgents while the PRC was trying to establish more favorable relations with the existing government. Remember the PLA donations to Clintons campaign? The PLA general responsible for the project was sacked because the PRC was trying to negotiate some trade issues with the US that needed Congressional approval. The general did not inform the CCP when he initiated the money laundering until the operation was well underway. The scandal played a role in electing GWB over Gore.


36 posted on 12/28/2007 1:16:03 PM PST by Fee
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To: hellbender
There is only one candidate who knows and says anything about the terrible threat posed by China....his name is Duncan Hunter.

You can't say that loud enough!!!!

37 posted on 12/28/2007 1:42:28 PM PST by logic (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: Fee
Every year ten of thousands of Chinese soldiers retire, who were raised in a professional merit culture (promotion based on achievement, and less on connection). These men are givened government jobs after they retire from the military and many are apalled at the corruption and abuse of the farmers and poor in China. A number of the armed riots in China have been lead and organized by former Chinese soldiers. Failure of China’s central government will make these revolts more frequent and widespread. China will have revolution in the 21st Century and it will be lead by her military.

The gentry have always played a big part in Chinese revolts, since they've been necessary to provide organizational and logistical expertise to get the rebels trained up and supplied and to get members of the existing officialdom to join the rebels. The real question is whether this government will offend enough segments of the population to provoke a revolution. What I find interesting are the occasional incidents involving thousands of rioters who attack local party offices or police stations. It just boggles the mind that grievances can get so heated there that they override the mob's sense of self-preservation. It's one thing to hear of this kind of thing in India, whose elected government is a little more careful about civilian casualties and where ethnic and caste grievances play no small part in rioting, and quite another to hear about it in mostly ethnically homogeneous China, a country that uses tanks to crush student demonstrations.

38 posted on 12/28/2007 3:49:15 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: investigateworld
Showed her intentions for the future when they took out that satellite.

Exactly.

But to acknowledge China's military threat might threaten the profits of a few.

Which is why the delusional defense of the trade is just plain sick. The few are getting us ALL endangered.

Of course, those few wouldn't have that kind of power if the political leadership was in fact principled and incorruptible.

It says it all when they clearly do succumb to the "few."

39 posted on 12/28/2007 4:13:26 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Fee

thanks for your comments, you are better informed on this than I am.


40 posted on 12/28/2007 4:50:49 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I’m familiar with Lev’s article. But the report I referred to is at linked at post 5.


41 posted on 12/28/2007 5:05:13 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

China is capitalist. It was before the “Miracle.” So was Stalinist Russia. Mercantilism is capitalism, too. Capitalism is the use of saved surplus of production over subsistence to improve or creat new production. That can be done via freemarkets or it can be done through directed command methods. The free market is the only efficient method of capitalism and other methods “succeed,” that is avoid famine insofar as they do manage to avoid famine, by trying to read and copy valuation from functioning free (or at least free-er) market systems. But it is all capitalism.


42 posted on 12/28/2007 5:14:57 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for pointing me to the right link. It’s interesting and expected that China will upgrade its military—standard operating procedure for a dictatorship/oligarchy.

My comments were not related to their military capability, but their social instability. How are these two related?


43 posted on 12/28/2007 5:42:09 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Calpernia

With the dangerous products pouring out of China I do not buy into this bull. Moms want safe food for their families and their pets — and SAFE toys without lead for their children. WE the little people DO NOT trust them!


44 posted on 12/28/2007 5:47:01 PM PST by tioga (Happy New Year!)
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To: Calpernia
Little pieces of rope, mounted on a little glass enclosed plaque, and with a gold engraved tag that quotes the prediction about Capitalists and their ropes which they will sell--should be mailed to each of the Members of the Board of these esteemed companies. It might look good in their CEOs' offices, next to those framed photos of them eating scrumptious Peking Duck in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing..

PS, DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT BUMP!!

45 posted on 12/28/2007 6:09:35 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Your FR Pledge: Bookmark It Today! "I Won't Support Mitt/Rudy/McCain/Huckster in General Election")
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To: Paul Ross
Really nothing new about it. We talk about Loral and their assistance to Red China's missile program, but looking backward?

Donald Douglas, dba: Douglas Aircraft Company sold and licensed copies of the DC 3 (two engine) and DC 4 (four engine) to the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, even after they attacked and murdered those sailors aboard the USS Pangay(sp) in China.

Nearly all Japanese fighters and bombers used licensed built copies of the Hamilton Standard propellers prior to and during WW2.

Keep in mind, just because someone says they're a capitalist, they may not have the best intentions towards this country.

Brings to mind the quote, "The merchant cares not from where he draws....".

46 posted on 12/28/2007 6:28:32 PM PST by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
A novel idea. But the noose is now considered a hate crime.

/facetious

47 posted on 12/28/2007 6:50:54 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Those wearing the boots have found solutions for the rebel rousers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602444/posts?page=20#20


48 posted on 12/28/2007 6:56:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Well. The information concerning organ harvesting should be confirmed by our intelligence services and we should then put a ban on all China trade, while blasting out this atrocity to the international news media.

I would not be averse to blocking the Chinese coast—although I don’t think we have the navy to do that now.

But I think our attack subs could do a pretty good job of that. Speed+power Or we could simply mine every Chinese harbor and sink all the mining boats.

That would get their attention.

Our economy would go into a recession/depression—but we could survive that. We can’t survive tolerating this atrocity.


49 posted on 12/28/2007 7:09:39 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I agree


50 posted on 12/28/2007 7:15:35 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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