Skip to comments.China's UN Ambassador Asks the U.S. to "Shut Up"
Posted on 08/20/2006 3:48:32 AM PDT by Marechal
Chinas UN Ambassador Asks the US to Shut Up
Chinas Ambassador to the UN Sha Zukang admonished Washington yesterday of interfering in Beijings domestic affairs, particularly in its military program. Asked by a BBC reporter about Chinas growing military budget, Sha Zukang did not contain himself and shouted out: The population of China is six times as much as that of the United States. So, its time for Americans to shut up and keep quiet. They will be better off like this.
The United States have the right to settle domestic problems on its own, so let them not pry into Chinas internal affairs, the Chinese diplomat said. Sha Zukang also warned that if Taiwan declares independency and any country recognizes it, China will apply military force. It is not a question of how big Taiwan is. Each centimeter of Chinese land is more important to us than lives of our soldiers, the Chinese ambassador to UN stated openly.
China has not spoken so harsh on the Taiwan issue for a couple of years. These blunt words may cost Sha Zukang his post and career but the speech of Chinas ambassador to the UN shows the hardening of the Chinese leaderships stance on the Taiwan issue and possible conflict with the United States.
What did he say????
They are doing it to themselves already. Already the well-off Communist Party elites in cities like Shanghai are as self-indulgent and hedonistic as their Euro role models on things like "enjoying themselves". They have, on average, 1.1 children without any enforcement of one-child policy on them.
He says the US should shut up regarding the PRC's defence/military expenditures.
Well...He just better watch his mouth or else....else....get a strong condemnation!
They are upset Bill Clinton can't sell them any more items.
And the billion Chinese coolies and slave laborers are better "dead than red."
Long past time to shove those missiles all aimed at North America down their throats!
If it hadn't been for Comrade Truman they wouldn't be in place today.
No. It's King Chong Pong.......Ping!
I thought China was having 1.84 children per woman. In other words, almost as much as we are.
He's talking about the elites.
Keep buying that cheap imported crap in Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
Every nickle and dime you spend on Chinese goods goes towards strengthening their military.
George Bush I and Bill CLinton and the current Presidnt have done NOTHING to stem the flow of American dollars into the pockets of an enemy of America, after their face was clearly shown to the world in Tienemen Square.
Globalism is weakening America and empowering our enemies.
You are correct and we are building their military. I am in the fishing tackle business and have trademarks that are stomped on by Chinese copycat companies. We invest, advertise and make a product popular and then an American company will go to China and copy our products at 1/10th the cost. Many people say "thats the global market, join or go out of business". I refuse to use their slave labor period. I ask people all the time how can walmart sell a layout lawn chair for 7.99 that has all that plastic and metal plus it has to be shipped???? Answer:Their labor costs do not factor into the equation and its evil.
And yet there are may so-called "conservatives" on this forum who would attack us both on this issue and continue to defend this madness.
I agree with you (as my tagline indicates). I purchase non-Chinese whenever possible and absolutely refuse to consider PRC-sourced items on big purchases. However, my refusal to buy Chinese is sometimes termpered at the lower range by considerations of value. For example, I recently bought a pair of Chinese-made welder's pliers (the ones with the wide smooth jaws) for $4.00 because the US-made version of the same product was $30.00! Had the US-made pliers been $8.00 or even $10.00, I would have bought them. But a nearly ten times price differential cannot be justified.
So, in addition to complaining about how cheap Chinese manufactured goods are (and your lawn chair example makes me think that maybe some anti-dumping investigations are in order), maybe we should also ask why the price for US-manufactured goods has to be so non-competitive when the US workforce is reputed to be one of the most efficient in the world.
How do you combat copyright infringement?
Then as a capitalist, I reply: "It may be evil, but it sure beats the hell out of spending 29.99 for the same chair made by Americans. I get to benefit by spending fewer dollars to get the same product. If the Chinese don't mind being opressed (The counter-revolution is dead, Jim!), why should I care?"
If we can't come up with better ways to build products cheaper, maybe we need to eliminate the labor unions who, by their mere existence, make products more costly and lower gas taxes to make shipping goods less expensive.
Most importantly, doesn't being anti-WalMart put one on the same side of the argument as the anti-business DU types?
The thing that gets me is that the American branded items that cost 5-10 times as much are only assembled and packaged here, if that, and are still made in China.
It's time we learned from history, we built the war machine of Japan that attacked us and we are doing the same thing with China.
This time we are worse off because we have offshored all our base industries to foreign countries, including oil and mining, and can be cut off at any moment.
Understandable. After all, freedom of speech is a foreign concept to the Chinese
The up front cost of trademark lawsuits is roughly $75,000. This is the estimate of both of our trademark attorneys and the process takes about two years.
I have a friend who was ripped off royal. He started the lawsuits and spent a fortune without much success of stopping the flood of imports. He switched tactics to advertising his products as "American Made" with "American Quality" and got somewhat better response.
Yes and meanwhile a lot of us 'outsourced' technical people are getting close to retirement, so if anyone DOES want to de-outsource (if that is even a real word), the people like me on this side of the pond, won't be around to do the work.
And the college kids are being told by their parents and others, NOT to go into any computer-related areas or they will be outsourced.
Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot. feet. whatever.
Walmart is just an example. We could use any store for that matter. I agree with you on the labor unions but slave labor is not the answer. China is in the middle of one of the largest and fastest military buildups in history. We are the largest consumer economy in the world and we are building that military. One day our sons or grandsons will die because we wanted to buy everything cheap.
Thats what we do now."Made in the USA". What we produce is component wise and small so the sell price is not much different but the margins for us are smaller because of labor. Soon we will be large enough that we will automate everything and instead of needing 8 people we'll need 2.
Ever hear of Garlands?
The fact of the matter is, a lot of the U.S. made stuff is of much higher quality. People refuse to believe that, but it is true.
The other thing my friend did is put a lot of time/effort into R&D (not hard since he's an engineer) and tried to stay a step ahead of the Chicoms.
But this is a tough fight, so good luck to you!
I agree on the price difference. Sometimes it makes no sense. What I do know from experience is that I pay rep's to keep my products on shelves and for some companies all you need is the right contacts. Some want us to double our retail price so they can make more money and with the right hand shake and money under the table this does happen. I don't play the game and keep all my business above board. It takes longer but i sleep better. As in an earlier post I mentioned automation being the key to US business cost cutting. This is used in most of our industries so the price differences are simple gouging on the part of certain distributors.Often these distributors have an exclusive on that brand. Long story but another instance where corrupt people seem to congregate.
Due to the little stump of a dictator in NK (and his impending nuke test), china will soon face a Nuclear S. Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Enjoy those domestic problems you little yellow commie ba$tards!
Thanks all for the discussion. I'm "Gone Fishing".
Garlands is the name of a fishing lure company in AZ that is famous around the world for some bass lure they came up with years ago. They still pour the molds and make everything by hand. Including packaging small lures and tackle. Its not far from me and my friend owns it.
I guess, as a good capitalist, you would have preferred selling produce to the British in 1776 for good silver, to selling produce to American toops for continental paper.
While we're on the subject of silver dollars, would you make thirty pieces of silver.......
There's a limit to the benefits of pure economic gain, even in a capitalist system.
Sending your dollars overseas to help arm a dangerous enemy is one of them.
My figure is from among the wealthy and powerful elites in the coastal regions like Shanghai or Guangdong. It excludes ethnic minorities, the less well off, and rural populations so this is why it is much lower than the one you have, which is for all China.
Off course China NEVER interferes with the internal matters of Japan or the US,
1) Japan: Every time Koizumi attends the yasakuni shrine, China interferes with the domestic issues of Japan
2) USA: Chinese shipments of AK-47s to the gangs of California, interdicted. No, China does not interfere with the internal issues of the USA!
[http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/loral.html] (this is a REALLY GOOD READ )
The massive gun shipment would have gone through, flooding America's cities with weapons ruled inappropriate by the Clinton administration, but the deal was suspended in the wake of the aforementioned COSCO connected smuggling operation - which was short-circuited by federal agents just weeks after Wang Jun's importation waivers were granted. On the night of March 18, 1996, undercover Customs and BATF agents accepted delivery of guns smuggled aboard the COSCO ship Empress Phoenix, as part of an ongoing sting operation dubbed "Dragon Fire." The undercover agents had lured the Chinese into making a trial shipment of Chinese machine guns: a dry run set up to establish a working relationship before the Chinese granted access to their full inventory. Besides the smuggled guns, which they recommended for the California street gang market, the Chinese operatives explained that they were ready to sell everything from grenade launchers to shoulder fired Red Parakeet surface to air missiles, which they boasted could "take out a 747". (Coincidentally, a Boeing 747 was taken out over the skies of Long Island just months later.) That March night, federal agents secretly unpacked COSCO crates containing 2,000 Poly Technologies AK-47's delivered from the hold of the Empress Phoenix. It was the largest seizure of fully operational automatic weapons in the history of U. S. law enforcement.
When these little Commie Red Chiniese start yelling "shut up," you know we have there number. Press on and drive it home, and give the little yellow perils some of their own medicine. Soon we will have to make all of the items we have to import from China now, so lets get it on, and get back to the good old Made in the USA, and be happier for it.
Worrying about the Chinese as an enemy before radical Islamism is destroyed is a bit like worrying about winning the Super Bowl when you haven't yet won your conference.
Red China and Islam are to America as Japan and Nazi Germany were in the 1940's.
We don't have the option of ignoring either one.