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GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million
Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 10:49 AM EDT

Posted on 04/20/2014 10:35:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.

Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year.

General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: gm; governmentmotors; outsourcing; redchina

1 posted on 04/20/2014 10:35:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just what America needs.

More stuff made in China. I recognize these cars will be made for China, but we’re currently importing 318 billion more each year from China, than China imports from America.

How about we bring back manufacturing, to America?


2 posted on 04/20/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

talk to the EPA...


3 posted on 04/20/2014 11:00:14 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: ldish

And the unions


4 posted on 04/20/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: Olog-hai
Jeep is now moving production to china and so is chevy.

See ya later mopar and chevy I'm a FORD kinda AMERICAN now.

I'll buy a toyota or a honda before I'll buy the china made crap.

5 posted on 04/20/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen.)
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To: Olog-hai
Kind of an after thought.

Hey Unions, how do you like this obambat economy now????? Kiss your union jobs good bye and it is directly due to the obombat and his fiscal and trade policies

6 posted on 04/20/2014 11:09:24 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen.)
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To: UB355

At some point we need to find peace, with the unions.

America is now risking our place in the world, by sending production to China.

China now has the second-highest military budget in the entire world.

That is RAPIDLY growing. China, is now has the second-highest military budget on earth.

America needs to manufacture things.

Right here.

Now.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 11:10:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually as GM cars are becoming more and more crappy, like Chrysler cars, having them sell more and more to China probably isn’t a bad thing. Let Ford’s market share here continue to grow.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No we need to destroy the unions. It’s the only way to have peace with them. You know that and so does everyone else here.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 11:23:47 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Much of the job losses have been due to union action. How does one “make peace” with that? The days of the non-communist affidavit meaning anything are long over.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 11:23:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Secret Agent Man

I know that last year, in one year, America ran a $318,000,000,000 trade deficit with China.

We only exported 122 billion to China. We imported 440 billion.

We are making China rapidly stronger.

Rapidly. They already have the second-largest military budget on the entire planet.

Growing every single year, by much more than our budget grows.

It is time to change plans.

America needs to build up America.

Now.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

YEah on that angle I agree.

My angle is China already has crappy unsafe cars and GM can make sure they drive a lot more crappy unsafe cars.


12 posted on 04/20/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

Finally a home for all those crappy ignition switches.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 11:53:49 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Olog-hai

All I’m saying is that America has gone nuts about exporting what were once the jobs which drove America to victory in two separate world wars.

We won those two world wars, because we had the strongest military in the world. Twice.

I see that vanishing.

China is rapidly becoming much stronger. Rapidly.

It is no longer in America’s interests to make China ever stronger.

I believe it is now in America’s interests, to bring back manufacturing to America.

We need to grow once again.

Now.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai

Government Motors moving jobs to China. Picking winners and losers, and our own government has decided that America loses.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 12:05:11 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Don’t people realize that so much of the resource that China gets from the world goes into their gov’t.& their military? We should not be doing business with them.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 12:14:11 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: oldtech

>>Don’t people realize that so much of the resource that China gets from the world goes into their gov’t.& their military? We should not be doing business with them.

Of course people know.

The citizens know and we have no choice. Almost everything we buy comes from China. In many cases there is no alternative.

The corporations know and they don’t care. They have decided that they are “citizens of the world” and their top execs can live in Shanghai or Beijing as comfortably as they live in NYC. The people on the assembly line are just disposable assets to them.

The government knows and is doing this on purpose. Its goal is to drive Americans into poverty so we can “compete globally” which means having a standard of living that is comparable to that of a Chinese peasant.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 12:20:01 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

And in the meantime the former “arsenal of democracy” continues to deindustrialize. I pray that we will not regret losing our factories and manufacturing skills. Someday, and it may be sooner than we would like to think, we may need the facilities and skilled workers necessary to build more than a few engines of war.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I think it’s clear what you’re saying. Saying it over and over again in such a similar manner is grating, though, especially when you put it in context of not putting the unions (who bear a large portion of guilt in getting those jobs sent overseas) in their place.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Look I was just responding to your post.

However please be aware China is now a larger exporter than America is.

China.

China now has the second-largest military budget in the entire globe.

At some point, you’re going to have to decide whether America unions, or the Chinese communist union, represents a larger threat to Americans.

I believe the time has already come, to bring back American businesses to America.

You evidently are all for keeping Americans, supporting Chinese communist factories.

Different decisions.

I won’t say who is right.

I’m just stating I am now supporting America.

Just saying.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 5:05:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai
This is a good way to undermine the Chinese economy...have them all driving crappy GM cars.

Those 5 day traffic jams around Beijing will get even worse, with broken down GM cars clogging the emergency lanes.

Best investment I ever made was buying Japanese.

21 posted on 04/20/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You were evading what I said. I’ve been aware of Red China’s status for many years, and your suggestion of kowtowing to the unions (who are a cause, which means they are failing their membership deliberately to benefit their leadership) will not solve the problem but exacerbate it. It’s not a choice between American unions and Red China, but a choice as to whether we permit the kind of government that allows this to happen to stand.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 5:14:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Your reply is somewhat comforting.

Perhaps we’re not on opposing ends of this.

Good discussion.


23 posted on 04/20/2014 5:47:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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