There’s just no way around the fact that pseudo ‘Americanism’ rants won’t wash —protectionists are just tax’n’spend democrats.
"Evidence of China's economically devastating theft of proprietary technologies and other intellectual property from U.S. companies is growing. . . The bottom line is this: China has a massive, inexpensive work force ravenous for economic growth. It is much more efficient for the Chinese to steal innovations and intellectual propertythe source code of advanced economiesthan to incur the cost and time of creating their own. They turn those stolen ideas directly into production, creating products faster and cheaper than the U.S. and others."
A recent NY Times article said that China recognizes that it does not even have the capability to do its own development and until it does it will continue stealing or doing what ever it takes.
Opposing that is Protectionism?!