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Another Reason to Bring Manufacturing Back from China

By HeadSet follow HeadSet   2021 May 3, 6:14pm 215 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Who needs privacy when all our computers, phones, and now TVs all spy on us.

Millions of Chinese Smart TVs Scanned WiFi Every 10 Minutes, Sent Personal Data to Company

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/millions-of-chinese-smart-tvs-scanned-wifi-every-10-minutes-sent-personal-data-to-company/ar-BB1gjZdc?ocid=msedgntp
1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 6, 10:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://news.bloombergtax.com/international-trade/biden-white-house-defends-trump-china-tariffs-in-legal-showdown

Biden White House Defends Trump China Tariffs in Legal Showdown
March 15, 2021, 3:02 PM

The Biden administration is defending President Donald Trump’s 2018 expansion of tariffs on Chinese goods against lawsuits brought by thousands of U.S. companies, which claim Trump overstepped his authority and that his own statements and tweets undermined the official justification for the crackdown.

Attorneys for importers including Walmart, Disney, Lululemon, and Walgreens claim Trump illegally increased the number of Chinese goods subject to duties under Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974.

But the Biden administration, in its first substantive answer to the complaints, said a president’s trade policy through the U.S. trade representative is due substantial deference.

“The Court should not interpose” because no clear legal violation occurred, the Biden administration argued in a brief filed March 12 at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York.

While the new administration has made a clear break from Trump in most other policy areas, it won’t do so with the Chinese tariffs it inherited because they provide leverage in future negotiations with the world’s biggest U.S. trade competitor, international trade experts told Bloomberg Law.


Lol, so even the Biden administration has to admit that Trump was right about China.
2   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2021 May 6, 3:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
While the new administration has made a clear break from Trump in most other policy areas, it won’t do so with the Chinese tariffs it inherited because they provide leverage in future negotiations with the world’s biggest U.S. trade competitor, international trade experts told Bloomberg Law.

I hope this is real. I was fully expecting the Biden administration to engineer massive imports of electric cars from China.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 8, 10:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Article originally from 10 years ago on why you might not want to move your manufacturing to China:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/american-stationary-giant-brought-to-its-knees-in-china_1499682.html

...the company’s entire business in China has been stolen by its joint venture partner.

Over 1,600 workers at the joint venture facility in China turned up one day in August last year to find that the factory gates were locked, trucks had blockaded the entrances, and a group of rough-and-ready enforcers were telling them to move on.

And some days later, in the dead of night, a truck entered the facility and stole some of the million-dollar manufacturing tools used to make the shredders, some of which weigh several tons. The joint venture partner “proceeded to destroy our business,” according to James Fellowes, the CEO, at a Congressional Hearing on March 31.
4   seesaw   ignore (0)   2021 May 9, 7:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The fricking Company I worked for had a facility in Shenzen... making it cheap and selling it like its made in the states... Every Company with overseas facilities, is at risk. The Technology is "Stolen", and reproduced in the Multi Floor buildings, where anything from Apple Peelers to Zippers are made... each floor is a business. they are allover the landscape of the city.
It's not a matter of the chineze being better, corporations taught us to turn the other cheek, and be lazy... just take bidens money and stay home...
You fall for that, and we all fall and fail... after all that's what china wants, as they walk around the world, with no cares but "being the world".
5   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 May 9, 8:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

China is asshoe!
6   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 May 9, 9:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I've been warning people about this for decades. Put nearly all our eggs in one basket. What happens if we go to war? They simply stop shipping us everything that's manufactured there, and then take it all, using the factories to produce for themselves.

We gave them everything, and paid them at the same time.

Of course, because it'd be so destructive to us, our politicians can't allow war to happen, so they'll just bend over and do anything China asks instead. They hold all the cards due to short-sighted greed by corporations and political hacks. Plus the average citizen can't see past the ends of their own noses either, thinking it's all great because they get their "stuff" for rock bottom prices.
7   Blue   ignore (0)   2021 May 9, 9:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Trump initiated to have a semiconductor fab perhaps in Arizona for a strategic reasons. Give the chip shortage it's best time to start one immediately in US.
8   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 May 9, 11:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Karloff says
I've been warning people about this for decades. Put nearly all our eggs in one basket. What happens if we go to war? They simply stop shipping us everything that's manufactured there, and then take it all, using the factories to produce for themselves.

We gave them everything, and paid them at the same time.


I recall in the 90s and early 2000s hearing people say "the more intertwined we become with chyna, with us depending on them, and them depending on us, the less likely a future war will be between us".

It sounded like a reasonable argument back then. But fast forward all these years, and I think we now depend on them much more than they depend on us. Fixing the trade imbalance may be in our favor, implying they get more money from us, but money is just one thing. We could stop their money flow, but they could stop all the product flow we depend on, including pharmaceuticals. We fucked up big time.
9   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 9, 11:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hircus says
We could stop their money flow, but they could stop all the product flow we depend on, including pharmaceuticals. We fucked up big time.

If we can cure the common cold at warp speed we can build anything that china can.

We don't need them more than they don't need us.
10   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 May 9, 11:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
If we can cure the common cold at warp speed we can build anything that china can.

We don't need them more than they don't need us.


Long term, I agree. We can build stuff ourselves, or find a new country to be our slave labor.

But as long as they hold their position, they could cause one helluva crisis for us if they stopped everything. IMO a bigger crisis for us than for them. Although I'll admit I'm unfamiliar with what services we export to them, that they may depend on.
11   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 9, 1:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hircus says
But as long as they hold their position, they could cause one helluva crisis for us if they stopped everything

Walmart and the dollar stores would be fucked for sure.
12   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 10, 11:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.axios.com/china-foreign-influence-spending-317a9be4-8ead-4abf-8ac4-3f27974d7a9d.html


New foreign-agent filings are finally detailing a massive Beijing propaganda operation that's fueled a sixfold increase in disclosed Chinese foreign influence efforts in the United States in recent years.

Why it matters: Propaganda is central to China fulfilling its geopolitical aspirations, and its efforts to sow discord and disinformation in the U.S. have very real consequences for the American business, political and social climates.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Chinese foreign agent spending has skyrocketed from just over $10 million in 2016 to nearly $64 million last year.
Thanks largely to its stable of propaganda operations, China is now the top spender on foreign influence operations in the U.S.
American laws designed to force disclosure of paid foreign influence are beginning to reveal the huge sums Beijing has devoted to its effort.

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