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Originally posted by silent thunder
Hmm. Let's try this general argument on for size and see how it works.
"China can execute death sentences by firing squad one hour after the judge hands down the verdict with no possibility of appeal; why can't we?"
"China can leagally force abortions; why can't we?"
"China can pay its workers (many of whom literally live in chicken coups on rooves for homes) slave wages, why can't we?"
"China can allow its local cadres to enrich themselves through flagrant bribery and collusion with managers of state owned enterprises; why can't we?"
Thanks but no thanks, Joe.
Originally posted by dawnstar
you are what you eat....and alot of what we consume is from china....
it's quite possible that we owe them so much money now, that they have a nice strong arm that is capable of forcing us to be more like them!
Originally posted by Expat888
reply to post by Americanist
Quite simple .. China does alot of business with many countries. And in ASEAN alone economies are actually growing. Wouldnt matter if the u.s stopped buying chinese goods the u.s isnt the world.
Plenty of other markets out there to do business with contrary to the misguided belief that the u.s is the world..
It is more difficult to isolate societies from outside influences because of modern means of communication - but a truly fanatical regime, armed with the most advanced technology, could probably maintain such isolation for awhile. Nonetheless, the key issue is whether a new doctrine of total social change is likely to appear in the foreseeable future, and for that there is no categorical answer.