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Red Chinese Slave Labor Floods NAFTA Marketplace With Cheap Goods

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posted on Aug, 21 2006 @ 08:53 PM
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There are currently over 1000 Chinese Slave Labor Camps and millions working in under-market factories in China producing goods, very cheap products (due to free labor)ranging from toys (China produces 75% of the worlds toys) to electronic goods. With the NAFTA idea of the "NAFTA Highway", more and more of the Chinese slave labor products will have an easier, (4 football fields wide highway), way to get their Illegal goods into the US by way of Mexico where China is investing heavily in ports to take advantage of NAFTA and get their illegal goods to the US.
 



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The NAFTA marketplace unrestrained in the pursuit of cheap labor has driven an increasing volume of manufacturing off-shore to Communist China, where slave prison camps offer a cost of labor that is hard to beat.

Chinese made goods ranging from electronics to toys and clothes are daily sold in mass marketing retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, K-Mart, Target, Lowes, and dozens of other U.S. corporations. Cheap goods from Communist China increasingly line the shelves of the NAFTA marketplace under marquee product trade names that bear no relationship to the Chinese slave labor that manufactured, produced, or otherwise assembled the goods.

Key to this thriving under-market is a flagrant disregard for human rights, on the part of the Communist Chinese, who still permit the exploitation of slave labor. U.S. capitalists and consumers as well turn a blind eye to the human suffering and abuse involved in producing the under-market cheap goods flooding the American retail market from China.



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


US Customs , in order to know how goods are produced in China, has asked many times to inspect where goods are produced to identify items made in slave labor camps or under-market factories and then to deem their goods illegal contraband in the US. The US Customs requests have been denied by China, or ignored.

One step above China's Slave Labor Camps is the thriving Chinese Under-Market which employs millions of workers. The average toy factory worker is between the age of 12 to 15 years old working in 104 degree heat, using toxic paints, glues and solvents. Workers are paid from 6 cents an hour to 40 cents an hour and sometimes work 19 hours a day, usually 6 days a week.

China is now investing heavily in Mexican ports to take advantage of NAFTA and the planned NAFTA Super Highway going from Mexico, through the US heartland, to Canada. This will also be a super highway for the illegal slave goods and under-market goods coming from China into the US through Mexico. With all the traffic that will be moving along the NAFTA Highway, there is no way the US Customs will be able to keep this illegal contraband from entering the US. Therefore taking jobs from US citizens producing the same goods in the US but selling for much higher prices.
I sure hope the US Government has a plan to prevent something like this from happening.

(Please read the "Supporting Link" for a better understanding of China's plan)

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[edit on 21-8-2006 by UM_Gazz]

[edit on 24/8/2006 by Mirthful Me]




posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 12:15 PM
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China is spending millions and is pledging millions to enlarge and deepen Mexican ports in order for very large cotainer ships from China to be able to unload massive quantities of under-market goods and flood the US markets.

China Wins NAFTA Super Highway Battle

Red China is investing heavily in developing deep-water ports in Mexico to bring an unprecedented volume of containers into the U.S. along the emerging NAFTA Super Highway. This move signals China’s emergence as the unexpected economic winner in the North American Union free market.



Now, investing millions to deepen Mexico’s ports in a plan to access the developing NAFTA corridors, HWL has found perhaps the most effective backdoor of all for gaining access to the continental U.S. market.



West coast ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach are regularly described as overwhelmed with containers arriving from China and the Far East, resulting in a virtual gridlock that causes expensive delays. As a result, “inland ports” such as the Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio and Kansas City Smartport, both members of the North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition Inc. (NASCO), are exploring with enthusiasm opening NAFTA corridors to facilitate the movement from Mexican ports 50% to 60% of all containers entering the U.S. from China that are destined for delivery in the heart of the U.S.



Opponents of Bush Administration free-trade policies, such as Global Policy Forum, have argued for enforcing “anti-dumping” provisions commonly designed in traditional international trade agreements to prevent the import of under-market goods produced by countries exploiting near-zero labor costs. The argument is that in opening the U.S. to cheap Chinese goods, we are leading a worldwide “race to the bottom,” in which “the only priority is cost effective production, at the expense of workers, resources and sustainability.” The result is that the international capitalists owning companies such as Wal-Mart earn additional billions, while U.S. manufacturing continues to out-source an increasing number of jobs and poor countries such as Mexico are only pulled deeper into poverty.


This is very disturbing to me, this is really going to hurt employment in the US, it is going to hurt manufacturers in the US, and it will be sending even more US Dollars over to China, and they ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH of US money in their banks.


All this sounds like a good deal for China. But are cheap sneakers at Wal-Mart really worth the damage being done to the most successful middle class ever built in world history? Aristotle's Politics give reason to ask whether the U.S. constitutional republic we have enjoyed for 230 years will long endure a middle class squeezed by an original NAFTA market that evolves into a European-style North American Union dominated by the Chinese.


Good for China, very bad for the US if all this pans out.



[edit on 24/8/06 by Keyhole]



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