Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of December 31, 2007
“FREE TRADE” WITH RED CHINA IS VERY EXPENSIVE
“All presidential candidates should be asked what they plan to do about the fact that free trade with China means acquiescing to gross discrimination against U.S. products and jobs. The Chinese avoid a level trading field by artificially undervaluing their currency up to 40 percent, subsidizing their products and imposing import duties against U.S. products that are 10 times higher than tariffs on Chinese products sold in the United States.”
25% TARIFF IMPOSED ON U.S. AUTOS BY CHICOMS vs. 2.5% BY U.S.
“U.S. free-trade negotiators routinely accept trade agreements that give other countries the right to charge higher tariffs than the United States [charges] for similar products. For example, the Chinese Chery car will face a 2.5 percent tariff when sold in the U.S., but U.S. automobiles entering China will be taxed at 25 percent.
“Foreign countries get by with this discrimination by calling it a value-added tax, or VAT, instead of a tariff, but it amounts to a high barrier against free trade. The result is that millions of U.S. jobs have moved overseas.”
WHAT WOULD EACH CANDIDATE DO IF ELECTED?
“All presidential candidates ought to be asked what they plan to do about China’s organized theft of U.S. intellectual property and counterfeiting of American products. China is the world’s top producer of illegal copies of music, movies, software, designer clothes and medicines.
“All candidates should be asked what they plan to do about China putting its billion dollars of profits from U.S. trade into military weaponry to threaten, not only Taiwan, but the United States, especially U.S. communication satellites.”
“DATE RAPE” DRUG THREATENS OUR KIDS
“The toy advertised by Wal-Mart as the top toy of the season had to be recalled after it was discovered that children in Texas, Delaware, New Hampshire, Illinois and Utah fell sick and were hospitalized because of swallowing the toy’s bead-like parts. After 4.2 million were recalled, China finally admitted that the beads in Aqua Dots contained a substance that can turn into the ‘date-rape’ drug after children swallow them.
“That drug, gamma-hydroxy butyrate, causes breathing problems, loss of consciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death. Aqua Dots were supposed to have been coated with a nontoxic chemical, but that chemical costs three or four times the price of the poisonous compound, so the Chinese manufacturer couldn’t resist using the cheaper product.”
WHY GIVE THEM OUR BUSINESS?
“According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, 26 million toys and other products made in China have been recalled by U.S. companies since August. Even the Boy Scouts of America had to recall 1 million Chinese-made plastic badges that contained unsafe amounts of lead.
“Chinese products for children found to contain unacceptable levels of lead include vinyl baby bibs, Thomas the Tank Engine sets, Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks, Pirates of the Caribbean medallion squeeze lights, Totally Me! Funky Room Décor Sets, Hannah Montana handbags and Barbie doll accessories.
“Australia recalled hundreds of blankets imported from China in October because they contained formaldehyde up to 10 times the level permissible under international standards. The World [Health] Organization has classified formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen.”
ONLY ONE PERCENT OF SEAFOOD IS TESTED
“Chinese seafood is potentially more dangerous. About 80 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, and the Food and Drug Administration inspects and tests only 1 percent.
“Lab tests show that China uses antibiotics to treat fish raised in filthy waters where bacteria, viruses and parasites breed. Lab testers say that when seafood is rejected for an illegal chemical, the Chinese simply switch to another harmful chemical.
“Often found in imported fish is a fungicide called malachite green, which is illegal to use in food in the United States because studies show it can cause cancer and birth defects.”
SLAVE LABOR GIVES BEIJING A FINANCIAL EDGE
“Alabama has its own tests and rejects 50 percent to 60 percent of all fish imports. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks personally visited Asia to witness seafood farmed in sewage.
“Chinese products are so cheap because workers in Guangdong, where most Chinese toys are made, are primarily 17- to 25-year-old females who average 16-hour workdays, six to seven days a week, and earn about $50 per month. They live in unhealthy, overcrowded dormitories where a bed is their only possession.”
BIG BROTHER WANTS TO KNOW
“With the 2008 Olympic games coming soon, China is stepping up its censorship under the official slogan ‘constructing a harmonious society.’ Visitors who click on China’s largest Internet site, called Sina.com, are greeted by two cute cartoon police figures, one male and one female, who pop up onscreen every 30 minutes.
“These images link to the Communist Party Internet police in order to report any information the government might deem illegal. It’s important for Americans to realize that China is still a very communist and anti-American country.” Source: Phyllis Schlafly, www.WorldNetDaily.com, 12/14/07
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of May 30, 2005
ECONOMICALLY POWERFUL RED CHINA IS A BIGGER THREAT THAN USSR AT ITS PEAK
"For decades, the best and the brightest in China have aspired to careers in the Party and the government rather than in the private sector. These people now run China, so it should be no surprise that China has some of the most capable politicians in the world. …
"Unlike Russia, which had a feudal society before its Communist revolution in 1917, China, which opted for a Communist economy in 1949, has had a vibrant merchant class throughout much of its history; many are still alive who remember what capitalism was like before Mao Zedong’s revolution. Many of those Chinese capitalists went abroad to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and elsewhere to pursue their business interests. Before the Communist revolution, Shanghai had the largest stock market in Asia and between London and New York, and it will again. Even after a half-century of a strictly controlled Communist economy, the Chinese seem more culturally predisposed to capitalism than their Russian counterparts."
CHINESE ADVANTAGES: SAVINGS, WORK ETHIC, INGENUITY
"They also have the habits of ready-made capitalists: The Chinese save and invest upwards of 40 percent of their income (Americans save barely 2 percent), and they have an incredible work ethic. The Chinese work and work to get the job done. I saw men and women working on highways late at night under floodlights. They demonstrate the kind of productivity and ingenuity that are required to build good companies. …"
WILL RENMINBI REPLACE THE DOLLAR?
"The Chinese currency, the renminbi, has been extremely undervalued…. The renminbi is one of the few currencies in the world whose value does not fluctuate, pegged 8.3 to the U.S. dollar…. The renminbi is in a possible position to take over as the dominant currency in the world, beating out the euro, the yen, and the dollar. …
"[I]ts vaults are filled with stacks of foreign currencies – more than $400 billion worth, second only to Japan. China is a creditor nation. The U.S. became a debtor nation again in 1987 and has been the world’s largest debtor nation since. The international debts of the U.S. are more than $8 trillion and growing, at the rate of $1 trillion every 21 months. For years, we have been financing our standard of living with other people’s money, and one of our biggest bankers is China.
"That dependency makes the renminbi a perfect candidate for a world currency – once its leaders allow it to be freely convertible and tradable on the world market." Source: Jim Rogers (author, Hot Commodities), www.LewRockwell.com, 5/19/05
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of May 31, 2004
ECONOMIC PROGRESS HAS MADE COMMUNIST CHINA A BIGGER THREAT TO U.S.
"[I]t seems timely to take a look at a new book which demolishes the comforting notion of the 1990s – that economic progress in China would lead to liberal reform in Beijing and a lessening of tensions in Asia. The book is Ethan Gutmann’s Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire, and Betrayal published by Encounter Books. …
"In 1998, Gutmann moved to Beijing in search of the mythological ‘New China’ and easily made his way into the expatriate community of American businessmen. In what he calls ‘a commercial boot camp,’ the newly arrived were indoctrinated in the creed that China’s growing strength presented untapped opportunities for business profit and economic expansion. Motorola executives bragged of routinely bribing Chinese officials for market access; Asia Global Crossing executives enjoyed lavish expense accounts while driving their company into bankruptcy; and PR consultants provided a bevy of prostitutes for visiting corporate delegations."
THE PRICE OF PROFIT WAS POLICY PROSTITUTION BY U.S. BUSINESSES
"Most disturbing of Gutmann’s observations is that success was measured for American firms not only by their market share, but by their ability to pay off Chinese favors by lobbying for Beijing’s interests in Washington. Of course, this point is well known to anyone who has watched lobbyists for the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable sing the praises of appeasement and demonstrate the stylishness of the kow tow."
U.S. MONEY ENTRENCHED NATIONALISM AND ANTI-AMERICAN ATTITUDE
"Gutmann shows how massive foreign investment generated prosperity and an aggressive nationalism which surged into China’s universities, business centers, and popular culture. Gutmann witnessed an eruption of anti-Americanism and a rejection of Western values (including democracy) even as American corporations began the wholesale transfer of sophisticated technologies to their Chinese partners. Gutmann is not the first expat to notice the connection between economic progress and nationalist feelings. Australian scholar Geremie R. Barme made this the center piece of his 1999 book In the Red (Columbia University Press). Barme had spent over 20 years in China and Hong Kong, writing on literature, the arts and popular culture. … ‘Anti-American sentiments blossomed in the 1990s and have mass appeal, as young writers and intellectuals find nationalistic themes the route to best-seller status. Though the Communist Party has promoted and manipulated these feelings, even dissidents have taken them up, advocating reforms as the way to further increase China’s power in world affairs,’ writes Barme. He sees among the younger generation a near universal faith in science, material wealth, capitalism and national strength….nationalistic and ultrapatriotic sentiments could now be found across the political spectrum. Just because they wear tennis shoes and listen to rock music doesn’t make them abandon their own society’s ambitions."
BIG BUSINESS AIDS AND UNDERWRITES CHICOM TOTALITARIANISM
"Gutmann worked in the Chinese media, serving as a senior counselor for APCO China, a leading public affairs firm, and working with Beijing Television as an executive producer. He became concerned about how the Chinese government and Communist Party were controlling public access to information, especially over the Internet. With the full cooperation of companies such as Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo!, Chinese authorities used American technology to monitor, censor, and ultimately isolate the Chinese Internet, creating a Big Brother network that would have made George Orwell blanch (much of what’s in this chapter is available in an article Gutmann wrote for the February 25, 2002 issue of The Weekly Standard, ‘Who Lost China’s Internet?,’ which is available online). …
"Gutmann concludes that China is a state whose legitimacy is built on nationalism without content, expansionism without ideals, and American technology without the restraints of democracy. The Chinese leadership, unaccountable and isolated, offers little reassurance of a cooperative global future. He then warns, ‘We must reap what we sowed; in the next ten years we will be forced to consider China as a military competitor whose armed forces have absorbed American technology and have proliferated advanced weapons to other anti-U.S. actors.’ …"
AMERICA WILL PAY FOR "FREE TRADE"
"[T]here is no reason to be surprised that China will want to flex its muscles as America’s free trade policy gives Beijing the means to shift the balance of power in Asia. The unholy mix of naïve liberalism and corporate greed has been allowed to run rampant in a decadent environment marked by the absence of strategic thought and an ignorance of Chinese history and culture. The final reckoning will likely be tallied not in dollars, but in blood." Source: William Hawkins (Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, U.S. Business and Industry Council), AmericanEconomicAlert.org, 4/15/04
U.S. DEFENSE FACTORY CONTROLLED BY RED CHINA
"Citing national-security concerns, two Democratic lawmakers are engaged in a last-ditch effort to halt plans for the transfer of an Indiana factory that produces critical technology used in the guidance systems of U.S. smart bombs to the Peoples Republic of China.
"The Department of Defense denies any impropriety, but some observers are asking: Is it a case of politics as usual, or a cover-up? The Magnequench factory (originally known as UGIMAG) was sold in August 2000 to a consortium that included Chinese interests. In 2001, it was announced the plant would be shut down.
"The factory is responsible for producing 80 percent of the rare-earth permanent magnets used in the guidance systems of U.S. smart bombs, according to lawmakers.
"On Aug. 1, the office of Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., issued a statement indicating he and Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., were mounting a last-ditch effort to halt the factory move to China. Citing the loss of 225 northwest Indiana jobs, Visclosky also expressed concern over the transfer of sensitive defense technology to the Peoples Republic of China. "
BUSH ADMINISTRATION STONEWALLS THE TECH TRANSFER
"The two lawmakers reportedly received no response from letters sent to President Bush on March 6 and May 1. Two letters sent to Treasury Secretary John Snow (on May 20 and June 5) received a response turning down a request from the congressman for a meeting. Several phone calls also have received no response.
"Magnequench, a high-tech company created in 1986 by General Motors, pioneered the development and production of sintered neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets used in the guidance system of smart bombs. Beijing San Huan New Materials High-Tech Inc. is a holding of the Chinese Academy of Science Business Group and was established in 1985. China National Non-Ferrous Metals previously described by the Wall Street Journal as a high-flying state company operates under the control of the State Council, one of the major organs of the Chinese government.
"The 1995 sale required approval from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., or CFIUS. The CFIUS is an inter-agency committee chaired by the secretary of treasury, tasked with conducting reviews of foreign acquisitions that might threaten national security.
" Concerns raised by American officials about what they considered a clear case of the PRC attempting to obtain control of vital U.S. weapons technology were shot down, and CFIUS permitted the buyout, reported Insight magazine and WND. "
BEIJINGS TOP COMMIES ARE INVOLVED
"Archibald Cox Jr., founder of the Sextant Group, was appointed president and chief executive officer. And Shannon Song, the former finance director of state-run China National Non-Ferrous Metals Import & Export Corporation, was appointed as a member of the board of directors. Song is now senior vice president strategic planning and is also responsible for China operations. [San Huan New Materials chairman Hong (Harry)] Zhang is the husband of Deng Nan, second daughter of Chinas former premier, Deng Xiaoping. Deng Nan serves on the PRC State Council as vice minister of state for the Ministry of Science and Technology. Broad technology policy directives originating in the upper levels of the Communist Party hierarchy are fine-tuned and implemented by the State Council and its institutions."
TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION IS A TOP GOAL FOR PRC
"The ministry oversees the 863 Program, an aggressive science and technology acquisition program first launched by Deng Xiaoping and funded and controlled by the Chinese government. It is formally known as the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China. Its name comes from the month (March) and year (1986) it was implemented.
"U.S. government reports indicate the Super 863 Program (as it was called after 1996) calls for continued acquisition and development of technology in a number of areas of military concern, including machine tools, electronics, petrochemicals, electronic information, bioengineering, and nuclear research, aviation and space. "
"SUPER 863" IS A MILITARY THREAT TO U.S.
"About the 863 Program, the 1999 congressional Cox Report noted, These projects could advance the PRCs development of materials, such as composites, for military aircraft and other weapons. Potential dual-use of exotic materials acquisitions were said to be a key area of military concern. According to Russia/China expert Dr. Alexandr V. [Nemetz], Chinese language explanations of 863 emphasize military goals above civilian goals. "
RED CHINA NOT IRAQ IS THE REAL THREAT TO U.S. SECURITY AND SURVIVAL
"It is Nemetzs opinions that since 1986, through its 863 Program, China has been developing post-nuclear superweapons using knowledge gained from the dragnet of the eight fields of research.
"Nemetz, who refers to the West as geostrategically lobotomized, has been highly critical of the Bush administrations war on Iraq, faulting it for not focusing on what he considers to be the far greater threat of strategic developments in China.
" Project 863 has at its disposal not only everything necessary for its development of non-machine post-nuclear superweapons, but also the scientific manpower of the entire world, said Nemetz. Nemetz is a consultant to the American Foreign Policy Council and co-author of Chinese-Russian Military Relations, Fate of Taiwan and New Geopolitics. A former student of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Nemetz worked at the Presidium of Academy of Sciences USSR as an expert on the economic and technological development of China and Japan, and published several dozen articles and booklets in the Soviet scientific media.
"In a January 2003 interview with [Insight writer Scott] Wheeler, Magnequench President Cox initially denied but later confirmed having a contract for the production of rare-earth magnets for the JDAM the U.S. Joint Direct Attack Munitions project commonly referred to as smart bombs. " Source: Sherrie Gossett, WorldNetDaily.com, 8/12/03
BUSH SUBSIDIZES RED CHINAS TRADE CAPABILITIES
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced in a press release from Beijing, China (8/7/03) that "Earlier today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a $585,250 grant to the Customs General Administration of China (China Customs) to partially fund a feasibility study on streamlining and modernizing supply chain capabilities and operations at Chinese ports. U.S. Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt, Jr. signed an agreement conferring the grant on behalf of USTDA. Mr. Gong Zheng, Vice Commissioner, signed on behalf of China Customs. The Global Alliance for Trade Efficiency, based in Washington, D.C., will conduct the study and contribute resources towards its completion."
$585,250 AID AND COMFORT TO GWBs "STRATEGIC PARTNER"
"With Chinas accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, the countrys overall trade volume is expected to increase greatly over the next few years. However, in order for Chinese ports to more efficiently meet the demands of increased trade, information technology-based solutions and customs training programs must be implemented. These improvements will help Chinese ports to process a larger amount of goods in shorter time periods. In addition, increased efficiency at ports of entry will enable China to meet WTO international trading standards, lower customs duties, and minimize non-tariff barriers to trade.
"The USTDA-funded study will identify and evaluate the technical and training requirements China Customs needs to better process additional trade flows. The customs training program will also enable Chinese ports to become familiar with WTO trading norms, fraud prevention practices, customs management and international trade coordination."
BUSH TRADE POLICIES DIMINISH THE DOLLAR
"[T]he GOP House voted 270 to 156 for President Bushs free-trade deal with Chile consider what we got in this deal and what we gave up.
"Chiles GDP of $70 billion is not even 1 percent of ours. Her per-capita GDP of $4,400 is one-eighth of ours. We have thus gained access to a tiny Latin market, while Chilean manufacturers just gained privileged access to the $10 trillion U.S. market, where consumers have a per-capita GDP of around $37,000.
"Moreover, to give the president his victory, Republicans had to put party interests on the shelf. For Democrats have lately begun to notice that under President Bush, one in every seven U.S. manufacturing jobs has vanished. U.S. manufacturing jobs have been disappearing at the rate of 75,000 a month for 34 months. U.S. workers in manufacturing are now fewer in number than in the 1950s and the smallest share of the labor force since the early 1800s."
TRADE DEFICIT SINKS THE DOLLAR
"Why? Simple. As we import the products of foreign factories in record volume, we close our own factories and ship our jobs, our technology and our future abroad. In May, the U.S. trade deficit in goods was running at the astronomical rate of $562 billion a year. Because of that deficit, since Bush took office, the dollar has lost one-fourth of its value against the euro. "
RED CHINA HAS REPLACED USA AS WORLDS TOP CHOICE FOR FOREIGN INDUSTRY
"[W]ho has been the big winner .? No question about it. Beijing. Last year, China ran a $103 billion trade surplus with the United States. This year, her trade surplus is running at $120 billion, and China has surpassed America as the worlds premier recipient of foreign investment."
BUSH HAS CREATED MILLIONS OF JOBS IN COMMUNIST CHINA
"Her trade surplus with America now accounts for 100 percent of Chinas economic growth. Thus, it is unfair to say the president has not created any jobs. He has created millions of jobs in China, as he has presided over the loss of 2.6 million manufacturing jobs in the United States. "
BEIJING USES OUR MONEY TO BUILD THEIR MILITARY
"According to a Pentagon report this week, China last year deployed and targeted 100 new missiles on Taiwan for a total of 450 and has begun a crash program to build longer-range missiles to strike and paralyze U.S. bases on Okinawa, Guam and South Korea.
"Chinas buildup now includes home production of the Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighter-bomber, eight new Kilo submarines with anti-ship cruise missiles and Sovremeny destroyers with supersonic Sunburn missiles, originally designed by Moscow to sink aircraft carriers. These missiles are being purchased with the Nimitz, the Truman, the Kennedy, the Lincoln and the Ronald Reagan in mind." Source: Patrick J. Buchanan, WorldNetDaily.com, 8/4/03
BUSHS HUGE DEFICITS STRENGTHEN BEIJINGS LEVERAGE ON U.S.
"Congress should consider the sobering fact that the Chinese hold billions of dollars of U.S. debt. The dollars the Chinese acquire by selling us goods and services eventually must be returned to the United States. Since the Chinese are not buying an equivalent amount of American goods and services, they use dollars to finance our extravagant spending.
"In fact, our ability to continue funding the welfare-warfare state without destroying the American economy depends on foreigners buying our debt." Source: Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-Tex.), LewRockwell.com, 11/4/03
U.S. JOBS AND FACTORIES MOVE TO RED CHINA, NOT ONLY FOR SLAVE LABOR WAGES, BUT ALSO TO AVOID REGULATION, TAXATION, AND LAWSUITS
"The collapse of world socialism and the rise of globalism have made U.S. capital, technology, and business know-how highly mobile. Today it is as easy and far less expensive for a U.S. firm to produce abroad for U.S. markets. Instead of locating its capital and technology in Ohio, California, or South Carolina, the company locates its facility in China, for example.
"By locating in China, the firm substitutes a work force that is paid less than a dollar an hour for U.S. labor that costs $26 an hour. By locating in China, the firm also avoids expensive regulations, torts, employment taxes, and discrimination lawsuits.
"When jobs move out, skills move with them. At the rate at which the U.S. is losing software and computer engineering jobs, for example, how much longer will U.S. engineering schools be offering this major? When manufacturing jobs are lost, so are jobs in trucking, warehousing, banking and insurance. There is a chain effect that reduces the overall productivity of the U.S. as a location of economic activity."
BASIS FOR "FREE TRADE" THEORY HAS BEEN OVERCOME BY EVENTS
"The loss of high productivity jobs takes away the ladders of upward mobility and wipes out human capital. A displaced U.S. software engineer cannot move to China or India to seek employment in his profession.
"Retraining is not an answer, because almost the entire range of knowledge jobs can be outsourced.
"Economists mistake the free movement of factors of production for free trade. Raised on the theory of comparative advantage, economists know that free trade is mutually beneficial. They dismiss without thought any concerns that seem to call free trade into question. The case for free trade has been unassailable for so long that economists have overlooked that todays circumstances do not comply with the assumptions of the theory.
"The collapse of world socialism changed circumstances overnight. U.S. labor now faces direct competition in global labor markets. The excess supply of labor in these markets will drive down wages, salaries and employment in the U.S. As the dollar is likely to lose value under pressure from our growing trade deficit, the decline in wages will not be compensated by a decline in prices, and U.S. living standards will fall.
"U.S. labor no longer has the advantage of education, training, technology and capital over its foreign competition. Existing wage levels, however, assume that Americans still have these advantages. The extraordinary wage differences between the U.S. and Asia mean that jobs will flow out of the U.S. into Asia. Tax cuts and low interest rates cannot compensate for the huge wage differences." Source: Paul Craig Roberts,www.vdare.com, 8/5/03
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of September 30, 2002
RED CHINA HAS 3,000-PLUS FRONT COMPANIES IN U.S.
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said this week that China will be the greatest espionage threat to North America during the next 10 years to 15 years, reports Canadas Asian Pacific Post. FBI Director Robert Mueller told the United States Congress that China has more than 3,000 front companies in America coordinating direct espionage efforts. Some of the thousands of Chinese visitors, students and business people who visit the United States each year also have a government intelligence task to perform, authorities say. Left unchecked, such a situation could greatly undermine U.S. national security and U.S. military and economic advantage [in the Pacific region], Mueller told Congress."
CANADA IS A CONDUIT
"In Canada, intelligence reports indicate the number of Chinese front companies to be between 300 and 500. But unlike America, Canadas China experts say the political climate in Ottawa is not conducive to cracking down on the threat. Virtually all the recent prime ministers and Paul Martin who is likely to be the next prime minister have strong connections to China on personal, business and political fronts, said an intelligence analyst specializing in East Asian affairs. They find it difficult to understand this threat some just deny it, he said. For former Canadian Foreign Service officer Brian McAdam, this weeks FBI warning reads like a passage out of a report he produced for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). McAdam worked on Project Sidewinder which was conducted by the CSIS and aided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police between 1994 and 1996. That study mirrors this weeks FBI assertions that China poses the most significant threat to North America." Source: Al Santoli, China Reform Monitor, 8/14/03
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of November 30, 2001
BUSH CONTINUES CLINTON SUBSIDIES TO BEIJING
"Forty-eight hours after Secretary of State Colin Powell left Beijing, the U.S. quietly signed a formal agreement with China. Here is why you didn’t hear much about it. When pro-democracy demonstrators were [massacred] in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the United States, in protest, suspended a trade development program we had with China. The program provided subsidies from U.S. taxpayers to China to help them develop their trade. In January, just before he left office, Bill Clinton renewed the agreement with Beijing. That’s not surprising since China and Clinton were very ‘close’ as we all know. What is sad and surprising is that the Bush Administration has let the Clinton agreement with China go forward.
"Beijing has a hoard of $180 billion in foreign revenues. On top of that, it controls another $110 billion in the treasury of Hong Kong. They will keep that money and use it for their defense build-up, while you, the U.S. taxpayer, will subsidize the development of their trade enterprises. No wonder the government didnt make a big deal about the new agreement theyre hoping no one notices." Source: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families End of Day, 8/2/01
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of June 15, 2001
IS BUSHS AMBASSADOR TO THE PRC A LOBBYIST FOR U.S. CORPORATIONS DOING BUSINESS IN RED CHINA?
"The new U.S. ambassador to China is an old Bush college friend who has spent the last decade representing U.S. companies in China. Last night, the President told a Washington audience that he supports free trade with China, but there can be no free trade when one-third of the commerce is with companies controlled by the Peoples Liberation Army. In short, China as a marketplace still seems to come first, ahead of our national security." Source: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families End of Day, 5/8/01
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of June 15, 2000
THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS VOTED TO GIVE AID AND COMFORT TO THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY OF COMMUNIST CHINA
HOUSE REPUBLICANS BACK CLINTON BY A MARGIN OF 164 TO 73
164 Republicans (CAPS) and 73 Democrats (lower case) voted to give permanent Most-Favored-Nation trade status to Red China (Roll Call no. 228, passed 237 to 197, 5/24/00):
Alabama: BACHUS, CALLAHAN, Cramer, EVERETT Arizona: KOLBE, SALMON, SHADEGG, STUMP Arkansas: Berry, DICKEY, HUTCHINSON, Snyder California: Becera, BILBRAY, BONO, CALVERT, CAMPBELL, Capps, COX, CUNNINGHAM, Dixon, Dooley, DOOLITTLE, DREIER, Eshoo, GALLEGLY, HERGER, KUYKENDALL, LEWIS, Lofgren, Martinez, Matsui, McKEON, GARY MILLER, OSE, PACKARD, RADANOVICH, ROGAN, ROYCE, Tauscher, THOMAS, Thompson, Waxman Colorado: DeGette, McINNIS, SCHAFFER Connecticut: JOHNSON, SHAYS Delaware: CASTLE Florida: Boyd, CANADY, Davis, FOLEY, FOWLER, GOSS, McCOLLUM, MILLER, SHAW, Thurman, YOUNG Georgia: Bishop, CHAMBLISS, ISAKSON, LINDER Idaho: SIMPSON Illinois: BIGGERT, CRANE, EWING, HASTERT, HYDE, LaHOOD, MANZULLO, PORTER, SHIMKUS, WELLER Indiana: Carson, Hill, McINTOSH, PEASE, Roemer Iowa: Boswell, GANSKE, LATHAM, LEACH, NUSSLE Kansas: Moore, MORAN, RYUN, TIAHRT Kentucky: FLETCHER, LEWIS, Lucas, NORTHUP, WHITFIELD Louisiana: BAKER, COOKSEY, Jefferson, John, McCRERY, TAUZIN, VITTER Maine: Allen Maryland: Cardin, GILCHREST, Hoyer, MORELLA Massachusetts: Meehan, Neal Michigan: CAMP, EHLERS, KNOLLENBERG, Levin, SMITH, UPTON Minnesota: GUTKNECHT, Minge, RAMSTAD Mississippi: PICKERING, WICKER Missouri: BLUNT, EMERSON, HULSHOF, TALENT, Skelton Montana: HILL Nebraska: BARRETT, BEREUTER, TERRY New Hampshire: BASS, SUNUNU New Jersey: FRANKS, FRELINGHUYSEN, ROUKEMA New Mexico: SKEEN, WILSON New York: Ackerman, BOEHLERT, FOSSELLA, HOUGHTON, KELLY, LaFalce, LAZIO, Lowey, Maloney, McHUGH, Meeks, Rangel, REYNOLDS, Serrano, SWEENEY, WALSH, Weiner North Carolina: BALLENGER, Etheridge, MYRICK, Price North Dakota: Pomeroy Ohio: BOEHNER, CHABOT, GILLMOR, HOBSON, KASICH, OXLEY, PORTMAN, PRYCE, REGULA, Sawyer Oklahoma: ISTOOK, LARGENT, LUCAS, WATKINS, WATTS Oregon: Blumenauer, Hooley, WALDEN Pennsylvania: ENGLISH, GEKAS, GREENWOOD, PETERSON, PITTS, SHERWOOD, SHUSTER, TOOMEY, WELDON South Carolina: DeMINT South Dakota: THUNE Tennessee: BRYANT, Ford, HILLEARY, JENKINS, Tanner Texas: ARCHER, ARMEY, Bentsen, BONILLA, BRADY, COMBEST, DeLAY, Doggett, Edwards, Frost, Gonzalez, GRANGER, Hall, Hinojosa, Jackson-Lee, E.B. Johnson, SAM JOHNSON, Ortiz, Reyes, Sandlin, SESSIONS, SMITH, Stenholm, THORNBERRY, Turner Utah: CANNON, HANSEN Virginia: BATEMAN, BLILEY, DAVIS, GOODLATTE, Moran, Pickett Washington: Baird, Dicks, DUNN, HASTINGS, Inslee, McDermott, NETHERCUTT, Smith Wisconsin: GREEN, Kind, PETRI, RYAN Wyoming: CUBIN
HOUSE HEROES RESISTED PRESSURE FROM GEORGE W. BUSH, AL GORE, BILL CLINTON, DENNIS HASTERT, DICK ARMEY, TOM DeLAY, AND THE REST OF THE RED CHINA LOBBY
The 57 Republicans (CAPS), 138 Democrats (lower case), and 2 Independents (italics) who voted against permanent MFN for Red China were:
Alabama: ADERHOLT, Hilliard, RILEY Alaska: YOUNG Arizona: HAYWORTH, Pastor California: Baca, Berman, Condit, Farr, Filner, HORN, HUNTER, Lantos, Lee, Millender-McDonald, George Miller, Napolitano, Pelosi, POMBO, ROHRABACHER, Roybal-Allard, Sanchez, Sherman, Stark, Waters, Woolsey Colorado: HEFLEY, TANCREDO, Udall Connecticut: DeLauro, Gejdenson, Larson, Maloney Florida: BILIRAKIS, Brown, DIAZ-BALART, Deutsch, Hastings, Meek, MICA, ROS-LEHTINEN, STEARNS, WELDON, Wexler Georgia: BARR, COLLINS, DEAL, KINGSTON, Lewis, McKinney, NORWOOD Hawaii: Abercrombie, Mink Idaho: CHENOWETH-HAGE Illinois: Blagojevich, Costello, Davis, Evans, Gutierrez, Jackson, Lipinski, Phelps, Rush, Schakowsky Indiana: BURTON, BUYER, HOSTETTLER, SOUDER, Visclosky Kentucky: ROGERS Maine: Baldacci Maryland: BARTLETT, Cummings, EHRLICH, Wynn Massachusetts: Capuano, Delahunt, Frank, Markey, McGovern, Moakley, Olver, Tierney Michigan: Barcia, Bonior, Conyers, Dingell, HOEKSTRA, Kildee, Kilpatrick, Rivers, Stabenow, Stupak Minnesota: Luther, Oberstar, Peterson, Sabo, Vento Mississippi: Shows, Taylor, Thompson Missouri: Clay, Danner, Gephardt, McCarthy Nevada: Berkley, GIBBONS New Jersey: Andrews, Holt, LoBIONDO, Menendez, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Rothman, SAXTON, SMITH New Mexico: Udall New York: Crowley, Engel, Forbes, GILMAN, Hinchey, KING, McCarthy, McNulty, Nadler, Owens, QUINN, Slaughter, Towns, Velasquez North Carolina: BURR, Clayton, COBLE, HAYES, JONES, McIntyre, TAYLOR, Watt Ohio: Brown, Hall, Jones, Kaptur, Kucinich, LaTOURETTE, NEY, Strickland, Traficant Oklahoma: COBURN Oregon: DeFazio, Wu Pennsylvania: Borski, Brady, Coyne, Doyle, Fattah, GOODLING, Hoeffel, Holden, Kanjorski, Klink, Mascara, Murtha Rhode Island: Kennedy, Weygand South Carolina: Clyburn, GRAHAM, SANFORD, SPENCE, Spratt Tennessee: Clement, DUNCAN, Gordon, WAMP Texas: BARTON, Green, Lampson, PAUL, Rodriguez Utah: COOK Vermont: Sanders Virginia: Boucher, Goode, Scott, Sisisky, WOLF Washington: METCALF West Virginia: Mollohan, Rahall, Wise Wisconsin: Baldwin, Barrett, Kleczka, Obey, SENSENBRENNER
GOP DELIVERS FOR BILL CLINTON AND BIG BUSINESS
GOP ONCE FREED THE SLAVES -- NOW REPUBLICANS FEED THE SLAVEMASTERS
Family Research Council reports (Washington Update, 5/25/00) that "Speaker Denny Hastert (R-Ill.) spoke for most Republican House members as he appealed for support for Permanent Most Favored Nation trade status for China when he said: 'We are going to send [China] a glimpse of freedom, and the idea of Illinois' favorite son, Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator.' The Republicans delivered 164 of the 237 votes in favor of the measure. That was fully seventy percent of the majority vote The New York Times called 'a Clinton triumph.' But Georgia Republican Charlie Norwood said: 'This is not just cheap labor, my friends. This is slave labor.' Norwood was a leader among the 57 Republicans and 138 Democrats who opposed giving China permanent trading privileges. Speaker Hastert was awarded a giant fortune cookie by jubilant supporters after the vote."
MFN PROTECTS BEIJING FROM INTERNAL OPPOSITION
Paul Sperry observes (WorldNetDaily.com, 5/24/00) that "Lost in all the glowing hype over China's 'market reforms,' 'miracle economy' and 'vast untapped' consumer base is a darker story -- one that Beijing, the White House and Washington's pro-China lobby don't want you to hear, says a prominent Chinese dissident in exile here.
"It's a secret tale of People's Liberation Army soldiers storming a depressed mining town to put down the worst industrial rioting in years. And angry jobless farmers staging a record 2,000 riots against local communist authorities.
"The unrest comes as China's unemployment rate hits a 30-year high and its economy nears collapse."
AMERICAN DOLLARS HELP SMASH ANTI-COMMUNIST PROTESTS
"Such internal pressures are the real reason Beijing wants to lock in trade favors with the U.S., says dissident Wei Jingsheng (pronounced: Way Gin-shun), the father of China's democracy movement. It desperately needs money for the PLA to retake Taiwan, but also to smash uprisings.
"'It's highly unstable over there,' Wei said in a recent interview."
FDR PROPPED UP STALIN -- GOP KEEPS ZIANG JEMIN IN POWER
"Speaking through an interpreter, Wei said the communist regime is losing control over the masses. Denied unemployment benefits, while seeing more and more butter diverted to guns (and the pockets of PLA princelings), the country's 800 million peasants are growing increasingly restless, he said. 'The economy is in very bad shape,' he said. 'There is a possibility of revolt.' ...
"High unemployment is not limited to the countryside. It's climbed to 20 percent in the cities, says economist Peter Brain of the National Institute for Economic and Industrial Research in Melbourne, Australia.
"Sources in Beijing report hordes of unemployed drifters being kept from Beijing (and Western eyes) through routine dragnets on the highway approaches to the capital. In Guangzhou, tens of thousands of unemployed are told to sit each day, like potted plants in a massive square."
FORCED MIGRATION OF 300 MILLION PEASANTS AIDED BY HUD
"To boost sagging consumer demand in the cities, communist leaders are planning to move 300 million peasants into cities and towns in what will be the world's largest forced human resettlement. (It looks like the Clinton administration is helping in the effort. HUD recently signed a deal with Beijing to help it build new public housing.) ...
"Last year's budget deficit hit a record. Some 70 percent of current borrowings are going to service existing debt, Brain says. At 21 percent of GDP, China's debt is five times higher than it was in 1995, says Brookings Institution economist Nicholas Lardy."
ANTI-U.S. MILITARY BUILD-UP IS SUBSIDIZED BY MFN
"How did it get in this mess? Through the biggest military buildup on the planet (though Japan's depression hasn't helped). The Chinese Communist Party, which funds the Central Military Commission, has ordered eight years of double-digit hikes in military spending.
"Modernizing the military is the Chinese Communist Party's real aim in cutting a trade deal with the U.S., Wei says."
GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED BANKS REDIRECT THE $$
"'Since the Chinese government runs the banks, they will take Western loans and turn around and put them into the military,' he said. It will also apply U.S. technology to develop new weapons systems.
"The PLA controls some 15,000 companies. Though their sales total about $10 billion, most are poorly run and lose money. But without the PLA, there is no communist control. So the army must continue to be fed, Wei says. 'The Chinese government doesn't really care about investments,' he said. 'They just care about staying in power.'"
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of March 15, 2000
LI KA-SHING: RED CHINA'S BILLIONAIRE POWER BROKER
Larry Klayman and Chris Farrell point out in WorldNetDaily (3/14/00) that "Careful examination of the Chinese tycoon's [Li Ka-shing] growing empire and his cozy relationship with the Communist Chinese government reveals the potential for an insidious manipulation of Western ports, markets, utilities and telecommunications that could apply crippling pressure to the United States and her few remaining allies."
ECONOMIC BLACKMAIL CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN NUCLEAR ATTACK
"Indeed, through Li Ka-shing's empire -- a front for Communist Chinese expansion -- the Mainland does not need to invade Western democracies or launch missile attacks against them to flex its muscle. It can simply threaten to shut down public utilities and key industries which it now controls -- throwing Western markets into complete turmoil, if not disaster."
OIL, GAS, AND ELECTRICITY
"The frightening story begins in 1979, when Li Ka-shing purchased what became the controlling interest in one of the oldest 19th century British trading houses, or 'hongs' of Hong Kong, known as Hutchison-Whampoa. Already a millionaire from real estate and property management investments, Li launched a diversification program through HW that involved trading, cargo and container operations, logistics, warehousing, engineering and even retail sales. Today Li Ka-shing's net worth is estimated at a whopping $13 billion.
"Li expanded into the utility and energy fields in 1985 by acquiring a 33 percent interest in Hong Kong Electric Holdings Ltd. Two years later in 1987, Li expanded overseas again, this time by taking a 43 percent interest in Husky Oil, an oil and gas company based in Canada. Since then, Husky Oil ownership has shifted to 46 percent ownership by Li and his family, 49 percent-owned by HW and 5 percent by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Husky ranks among Canada's top producers of crude oil, natural gas and recovered sulfur."
HUTCHISON CONTROLS 10% OF GLOBAL CONTAINER TRAFFIC
"The 1990s brought continued diversification and expansion to Li's holdings. In 1993, Li became involved in a bidding war over Hong Kong's Miramar Hotel & Investment Company. Interestingly, Li's partner in the bid was CITIC Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed arm of the China International Trust and Investment Corporation that is controlled by the Communist Chinese government. His 'opponent' (to whom he 'lost') in the Miramar bidding was Mr. Lee Shau-kee -- Li's partner in many other joint ventures. Li's partnerships with CITIC and Lee in various investment and development initiatives are frequent and diverse. ...
"HW has done well as the operator of Hong Kong International Terminals, the world's largest independently owned container terminal, and, profits from HW port and related services totaled $3,097 million in Hong Kong dollars. As the world's biggest independent port operator, Hutchison Port Holdings has invested in 17 ports, operates 79 berths and handles about 10 percent of global container traffic. Operating ports include Shanghai in China; Felixstowe, Thamesport, Harwich in the UK; Freeport Container Port on Grand Bahama Island; and a 50 percent interest in the Grand Bahama Airport Company, which comprises an 11,000-foot long runway capable of handling the world's biggest aircraft. This investment also includes a 780-acre tract of land between the airport and container port. Plans are being prepared to develop this into an industrial park, which will also contain a sea/air business center. Other investments in the Bahamas include three hotels and two golf courses."
LI KA-SHING GIVES RED CHINA A PRESENCE AT KEY PORTS IN EUROPE AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE
"Not satisfied with controlling Britain's three principal seaports and the Panama Canal, Li's European expansion includes a $357 million plan to acquire the continent's largest container handler, Europe Combined Terminals in Rotterdam, Holland. The European Commission launched a four-month investigation into the proposed deal, ending with a determination to allow HW to negotiate a 35 percent stake in ECT.
"In further bids to 'diversify,' Li has purchased all of South Australia's electricity distribution and retail assets, also pledging to acquire a 25 percent stake in the Bangkok Transit Systems Company's 'Skytrain' project -- costing Mr. Li between $100 and 200 million."
COMMUNICATIONS INFLUENCE IS TARGET OF LI'S SON
"Following in his father's footsteps, Richard Li, at 35 years old, the second son of the patriarch, has made his own mark in the business world, wheeling and dealing with the likes of the ubiquitous Intel Corporation and telecommunications giant Global Crossing. Richard Li has an affinity for high-tech ventures and has expanded the family's business accordingly. He launched, developed, and then sold the Asia-wide Star TV satellite television network, thanks to mutually supportive network infrastructure contracts let by his father's HW conglomerate.
"However, Richard Li's high-tech corporate incubator is the Pacific Century Group, a company which has been granted a seaside 'campus' on scarce Hong Kong real estate by the Beijing government, valued at $775 million to create 'Cyperport.' The $1.74 billion project is backed by campus tenants Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Softbank and Pacific Convergence Corporation (a joint venture between Pacific Century Group and Intel). Interestingly, a similar high-tech campus called 'The City of Knowledge' has been proposed by Panama's quasi-governmental 'Inter-oceanic Regional Authority' (ARI) for the former U.S. Southern Command's Fort Clayton. ARI representatives suggest that 'Chinese entities' conceived of and are interested in bidding on the project this summer.
"Richard Li's subsequent acquisition of the telecommunications firm Tricom Holdings Ltd. has been rolled into the Pacific Century Group operation to create Pacific Century CyberWorks PCCW. In an effort to bring high-speed Internet access to Asia, Intel has invested an additional $50 million into Richard Li's PCCW, giving the American firm a 13 percent stake. In a bit of seemingly 'circular promotion,' PCCW's participation in Cyberport is being touted as a reason for additional outside investors to join the project."
CABLE AND WIRELESS ACQUISITION
"The Li family's continued business conquest of shipping, utilities and communications infrastructure recently continued with yet another acquisition. In a move that some say highlights the wholly integrated relationship between the Li family and Communist China, Richard Li's nine-month-old PCCW strangely outbid communications leviathan Singapore Telecommunications to acquire Cable and Wireless HKT. ...
"Meanwhile, the elder Li has joined with U.S. telecom company Global Crossing in a $1.2 billion dollar joint venture to link Hong Kong to the United States by submarine fiber-optic cable to offer high-speed trans-Pacific network service for corporations. Within the last two weeks, Li announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. ('DLJdirect') to launch and manage an online investment service. He has also forged a new alliance with Web travel discounter Priceline.com."
"MADE IN CHINA" CAN BE A DEADLY WARNING
Bill Gill of the American Coalition for Competitive Trade, Inc. asks in his March, 2000 newsletter: "Was the big fastener screw that controlled the horizontal stabilizer on the McDonnell-Douglas 83 Alaskan Airlines jet that crashed and killed all 88 Americans on board made in Communist China? The National Transportation Safety Board investigators believe a break in the fastener caused the crash but I had not seen or heard any media reports that it had been manufactured in China as I suspected. Tommy Grant [president of the Grant Fastener Company and chairman of the Fastener Quality Association of America] gave it to me straight...."
WAS ALASKA AIRLINES CRASH "MADE IN COMMUNIST CHINA"?
"'It was made by the Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corporation which has been making stabilizer fasteners for all MD-80 and MD-90 planes for years,' he said. 'It was part of a deal McDonnell-Douglas made with the Chinese so they could sell their aircraft to China.'"
BOEING AND McDONNELL-DOUGLAS ARE LOBBYISTS FOR BEIJING
"McDonnell-Douglas is now part of Boeing, which also has plants in China and is one of the multinational corps beating the drums for passage of the permanent MFN/NTR for their Beijing customer, i.e. the government of the 'Peoples Republic' of China."
CONGRESS AND CLINTON PLACE U.S. CITIZENS IN JEOPARDY TO PLACATE IMPORTERS
"How many other fatal air crashes have been caused by fastener failure or other parts made in China is not known yet. But several other crashes, including the one in Pittsburgh, are now suspected.
"Tommy Grant, who has been studying the growing problem of faulty foreign-made fasteners for years, says the problem is much bigger than the fatalities suffered in airliner crashes. 'It extends to automobiles, building construction, machinery -- virtually all industrial production and literally thousands of products used by consumers,' he states. ...
"The serious threat of unsafe foreign fasteners is being exacerbated by a new law, the Fastener Quality Act, which went into effect December 6, 1999. It replaced a much more stringent quality control act signed into law by then-President George Bush in 1990.
"It is not surprising that Bill Clinton had no compunctions about signing the new law that lightens up fastener inspections of imports. But it is indicative of how tightly fused our two major parties have become on trade that Republicans led the way in getting the law through Congress."
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of December 15, 1999
CHRISTIAN COALITION ACTIVISTS SUPPORT SURRENDER OF SOVEREIGNTY TO WTO
On Monday, November 29, I was in Seattle to challenge pro-WTO assertions made by former Christian Coalition Executive Director Randy Tate (previously a member of Congress from Washington state) and leaders of the Washington State GOP, operating under the auspices of an entity called "Working Families for Free Trade".
This ad hoc organization seeks to "demonstrate that Christians and conservatives are pragmatic and understand the relationship between trade and missions opportunities in foreign countries. Fostering trade is good for Seattle and it's also the right thing to do."
WTO UNDERMINES POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT
In personal conversation with Mr. Tate, and in interviews with several Seattle-based television and radio stations, I offered the following counter-argument: "America's Founding Fathers risked their lives to advance the principle of self-determination and to secure the right to local self-government.
SUPPORTERS OF WTO REJECT "CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED"
"Their Declaration of Independence acknowledged that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. They proclaimed that government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, because each of us has an obligation to our Creator and a duty of stewardship to His sovereignty.
WTO IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
"That's why the very first sentence of the U.S. Constitution, after the preamble, asserts clearly that all legislative powers shall be vested in a Congress of the United States. Article I, Section 8 requires that Congress shall regulate commerce with foreign nations.
TO WHOM DOES CONGRESS REPORT: GLOBAL BUREAUCRATS OR THEIR OWN CONSTITUENCIES?
"It is Biblically and morally wrong for members of Congress to abandon their oaths to the Constitution and surrender their responsibility for trade policy to a global bureaucracy. Congress must be accountable to the American people and to the sovereign Lord whom we are all bound to serve."
Supporting me in opposition to U.S. membership in the WTO and permanent MFN status for Red China were Pat Choate, Co-Chairman of the Buchanan for President Campaign; Eric Licht, President, Coalition for America; and Kevin Kearns, President, United States Business and Industry Council.
The news conference in behalf of The Conservative Caucus and other WTO foes was emceed by Stan Emert of the Hope Heart Institute, and featured Brian Derdowski, a Metropolitan King County Councilman, as well as by Kathy Radamaker and Karl Sturz of the Reform Party.
CLINTON'S WTO DEAL IS A BOONDOGGLE FOR BEIJING
The American Coalition for Competitive Trade (216 Georgetown Court, 3220 N Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007) points out (Vol. XI, No. 12, December 1999) that "At the WTO super trade summit in Seattle the first week of the last month of the 20th Century the stage was all pre-set for honoring China by welcoming the belligerent moloch [moloch: something demanding great sacrifices] into this increasingly powerful world body marching toward control of the global economy.
"The primary prop for this dangerous charade was the agreement the U.S. and China reached in Beijing in mid-November on the 'conditions' for WTO membership. Actually there were no conditions as such. Only a massive sell-out by U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky and her team.
"Billed as a great boon for American farmers, China will only lower its tariffs on agricultural products by a [minuscule] one-half percent -- from 15% to 14.5%! But U.S. banks will be able to pour their American depositors money into China's bottomless pit via 'services' in local currency. And our auto companies will be graciously permitted to make car loans to Chinese customers.
"Foreign investment companies will be allowed minority stakes up to 49% in Chinese firms. This includes foreign phone companies which will now go in and build modern telecommunications systems in China. In short, the U.S. and other Western countries, plus Japan and other developed nations, will have the great [privilege] of building China into a superpower."
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of July 31, 1999
RED CHINA REPUBLICANS GIVE "AID AND COMFORT" TO THE ENEMY
By a margin of 150 to 71 (Roll Call no. 338, 260-170, 7/27/99) House Republicans voted to support Bill Clinton's extension of Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) status for Red China, which status results in a transfer of wealth from the American economy to the Chinese economy amounting to more than $60 billion per year.
The U.S.-derived resources secured to Communist China's command economy redound, directly and indirectly, to the advantage of Beijing's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and to the disadvantage of the national security of the United States.
GOP LEADERS TURN A BLIND EYE TO COMMUNIST THREAT
Ninety-eight Democrats opposed MFN for Red China, as against 110 who supported it. The lone independent, Bernard Sanders, voted against MFN.
HASTERT, ARMEY, DAVIS, DeLAY, LARGENT, McCULLOM, WATTS BUY INTO "FREE TRADE" FANTASY
The 150 Republicans who voted with Clinton and against America's best interests were:
Archer (Tex.), Armey (Tex.), Bachus (Ala.), Baker (La.), Barrett (Neb.), Bass (N.H.), Bateman (Va.), Bereuter (Neb.), Biggert (Ill.), Bilbray (Calif.), Bilirakis (Fla.), Bliley (Va.), Blunt (Mo.), Boehlert (N.Y.), Boehner (Ohio), Bonilla (Tex.), Brady (Tex.), Bryant (Tenn.), Buyer (Ind.), Callahan (Ala.), Calvert (Calif.), Camp (Mich.), Campbell (Calif.), Canady (Fla.), Cannon (Utah), Castle (Del.), Chabot (Ohio), Combest (Tex.), Cooksey (La.), Crane (Ill.), Cunningham (Calif.), Davis (Va.), DeLay (Tex.), DeMint (S.C.), Dreier (Calif.), Dunn (Wash.), Ehlers (Mich.), Emerson (Mo.), English (Pa.), Ewing (Ill.), Fletcher (Ky.), Foley (Fla.), Fossella (N.Y.), Franks (N.J.), Frelinghuysen (N.J.), Gekas (Pa.), Gilchrest (Md.), Gillmor (Ohio), Goodlatte (Va.), Goss (Fla.), Granger (Tex.), Green (Wisc.), Greenwood (Pa.), Gutknecht (Minn.), Hansen (Utah), Hastert (Ill.), Hastings (Wash.), Herger (Calif.), Hill (Mont.), Hoekstra (Mich.), Houghton (N.Y.), Hulshof (Mo.), Hutchinson (Ark.), Isakson (Ga.), Istook (Okla.), Jenkins (Tenn.), Nancy Johnson (Conn.), Sam Johnson (Tex.), Kelly (N.Y.), Knollenberg (Mich.), Kolbe (Ariz.), Kuykendall (Calif.), LaHood (Ill.), Largent (Okla.), Latham (Iowa), LaTourette (Ohio), Lazio (N.Y.), Leach (Iowa), Lewis (Calif.), Lewis (Ky.), Linder (Ga.), Lucas (Okla.), Manzullo (Ill.), McCollum (Fla.), McCrery (La.), McHugh (N.Y.), McInnis (Colo.), McIntosh (Ind.), McKeon (Calif.), Metcalf (Wash.), Mica (Fla.), Dan Miller (Fla.), Gary Miller (Calif.), Moran (Kans.), Morella (Md.), Myrick (N.C.), Nethercutt (Wash.), Northup (Ky.), Nussle (Iowa), Ose (Calif.), Oxley (Ohio), Packard (Calif.), Paul (Tex.), Pease (Ind.), Petri (Wisc.), Pitts (Pa.), Porter (Ill.), Portman (Ohio), Pryce (Ohio), Quinn (N.Y.), Radanovich (Calif.), Ramstad (Minn.), Regula (Ohio), Reynolds (N.Y.), Rogan (Calif.), Roukema (N.J.), Ryan (Wisc.), Ryun (Kans.), Salmon (Ariz.), Saxton (N.J.), Sessions (Tex.), Shadegg (Ariz.), Shaw (Fla.), Shays (Conn.), Sherwood (Pa.), Shimkus (Ill.), Shuster (Pa.), Simpson (Idaho), Skeen (N.M.), Smith (Mich.), Stump (Ariz.), Sununu (N.H.), Talent (Mo.), Tauzin (La.), Terry (Neb.), Thomas (Calif.), Thornberry (Tex.), Thune (S.D.), Toomey (Pa.), Upton (Mich.), Vitter (La.), Walden (Ore.), Watkins (Okla.), Watts (Okla.), Curt Weldon (Pa.), Weller (Ill.), Whitfield (Ky.), Wicker (Miss.), Wilson (N.M.), and Young (Fla.).
China Fact--Beijing is the city of "Northern Freedom!"
"Today's 'Beijing' (Peking) was called Nanjing (southern capital) during the
Liao Dynasty. The Jurchen named it first Zhongdu (middle capital) and they had
moved their Manchurian capital here now called the new main capital, Yanjing
(capital of Yan, in Korean sources often called Yanshi); the Mongols called it
Dadu (great capital) while Marco Polo spoke of Canbaluc (city of the Khan).
During the Ming Dynasty it became Beiping (northern freedom). Shortly
after (1403) it was called Beijing (northern capital) --until 1928 when the
Nationalists renamed it Beiping (Peiping) -- and when they lost the civil
war the Communists renamed it to become again Beijing."
We hope the city--and all of China--regains it's former freedom soon!
The Conservative Caucus
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