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Originally posted by SteveR
This is laughable rhetoric at best.
WE are the ones that gave China its current GDP and newfound financial wealth.
You would of thought they'd make some concessions for the hand that feeds...
who is china to tell the pres. who and who he can't talk too? It is obvious that they were the ones imbarassed. they should be, all brutal anthoritarian dictatorships should be imbarassed.
We maintain a civil, if somewhat tenuous relationship based primarily on mutual economic benefit. Also both of our countries are permanent members of the UN Security Council. That's it.
Ummm, no I don't. What are you referring to? Surely not the Gary Powers incident?
I'm assuming you meant half our country. Anyway, please keep in mind that china has been caught trying to influence those same elections on behalf of the democrats. There are also issues with contributions being made to democrat clinton's campain in this election with poor chinese in SF somehow contributing thousands of dollars.
And what about the chinese espionage at Los alamos, etc.?
Originally posted by Scramjet76
That is interesting you mention China trying to tilt the elections in the dems favor.. It's the libs who usually talk of boycotting Chinese goods.
Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.
And again not too far away, at 88 E. Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement clothes.
All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from Chinatown.
Originally posted by mad scientist
Actually the EU has larger business dealins wth China than the US.
Then check this out from the LA Times (well known as a liberal newspaper)website:
Howard Wolfson said. "In this instance, our own compliance process flagged a number of questionable donations and took the appropriate steps to be sure they were legally given. In cases where we couldn't confirm that, the money was returned."
If china, the "why" is an easy one. The chinese (rightly) perceive the dems to be anti-military and therefore more unlikely to challenge china on Taiwan, etc.
Showing American strength and power against China by passing thought the straight would serve not only as a way to bolster relations with Taiwan but to also let everyone know that we mean business. Our supercarriers are the ultimate icon and symbol of American power and influence.
On March 8, the U.S. announced that it was deploying the Independence carrier battle group (CVBG), already stationed in the western Pacific, to international waters near Taiwan. On the following day, the PRC announced live-fire exercises to be conducted near Penghu from March 12-20. On March 11, the U.S. deployed the Nimitz CVBG, which steamed at high speed from the Persian Gulf. Tensions erupted further on March 15 when Beijing announced a simulated amphibious assault planned for March 18-25.
Sending two carrier battle groups showed not only a symbolic gesture towards the ROC, but a readiness to fight on the part of the U.S.
Washington, D.C. -- Against the background of April's record high trade deficit of $57 billion, U.S. Rep. Phil English (R-PA) along with Reps. Mark Green (R-WI), Chris Chocola (R-IN) and Robin Hayes (R-NC ) today announced H.R. 3004, the Currency Harmonization Initiative through Neutralizing Action (CHINA) Act of 2005, to impose automatic tariffs if the Treasury Department finds China's exchange rate policy conforms with the WTO definition of currency manipulation.
Originally posted by prona
Prepare yourselves. I have a feeling that war is just around the corner.
Originally posted by Golack
Good, its time we stop financing China's war machine and move industry back to America.