a reply to: pheonix358
Supply and demand.
Good point, I still believe though that internationally agreed safety standards are not being met by China in many of these cases.
It is however as you rightly point out not CHINA's fault the fault though does fall at the feet very much of unscrupulous manufacturers and importers
- as you also rightly point out.
And in the case of the Russian teenager he was reading about that is also down to failures in Russian safety law's and regulation's.
Hey got to add this, remember it was our technology, our expertise and our corrupt greedy grubbing corporations that put our workers out of there
job's and took up China's offer to let them use there people as cheap labor that started all of this in the first place, when company's started to
take there job's to Asia (mostly to China) there were expert's warning that we would lose technical skill's as without job's the kid's in our
education system would have no real world use for those skill's,. The Expert's were ignored, the Government's sat on there hand's and let it
In one way it was good as it spread wealth and reduced global poverty but at the expense of western economic dominance - which I really don't mind so
long as living standards stay high and kids still have a future which sadly they have not and they do not - but once again that's not the Chinese but
rather our own corrupt government's, international economic's with no regulation's and unscrupulous (At first and later they had no choice if they
wanted to stay afloat) employers.
Who do you think still design's and invent's most of the technology behind those item's, not the Chinese though they have plenty of inventors and
boffin's themselves these day's but most inventions of those types are still originating from the mind's of western scientists and inventor's.
Which is not to say that the old Stereotype of east Asian's being better at taking and improving other people's inventions and westerners being
better at inventing is true, it was for a time but was probably more down to culture than brain chemistry or anything as daft as that.
Historically China had blast furnaces in the 600's - 700's powered by huge bellow's that were in turn powered by water wheel's, we did not RE-invent
them until the industrial revolution and there are claim's that complex mechanical clockwork devices also appeared in china than were forgotten and
lost to them only to later be reinvented in the west - though the Antikythera mechanism may push the old Mediterranean world back even further on that
(other inventions, transverse bulkheads in there junk's - the idea did not save the titanic but it was first used as far as we can tell in Asia were
it was probably inspired by the chambers in a stalk of cane - Ship to Ship missiles, basically huge fire work's, so gunpowder as well, that had four
down angled rockets and would skim across the water exploding over enemy ship's and setting them ablaze - the list goes on, as for flame throwers you
can thank the Byzanteum empire of the classical western world for that they had huge pump powered ship mounted flame throwers which would throw a kind
of napalm called greek fire, for which we have lost the recipe, and set both ship's and enemy soldiers ablaze - the screw another Mediterranean
invention often attributed to archimedes of syracus whom also ancient writing's tell us used large mirrors to focus the sun onto roman galleon's
apparently setting them ablaze though it was more likely they dazzled the crew while men in boat's throw flaming items' at them).
But I stand by that most of those inventions are created by Western Scientists and inventor's not by Chinese, they are only made there because it is
cheaper even today with wages rising in China and now even Chinese business men starting to look to other country's to exploit there cheap labor and
It may be that in years to come economy's will plateau out, they will reach a point of equilibrium and this may mean the end of corporate economic's
that rely on a yearly growth as such model's will have become completely unsustainable, this in turn will lead to a reduction in share trading as
share prices will become stable and dividend will then not be as much of a selling factor, this in turn may lead to a new age of corporate downsizing
and break up's as business becomes more personal and family owned ventures take over again but this in turn will then drive a pendulum swing that will
then reignite corporate model's but shall they then ever reach again the runaway and insane resource devouring level they have reached in our current
And that IS what it is really all about, GREED and corporate politics, remember the corporations more or less outright own most governments in the
world either openly or illicitly (usually illicitly) and they are the biggest factors behind politics currently in China and the US as well as to an
extreme degree in the EU.
edit on 12-5-2019 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)