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    Smile US lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

    1. A group of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas to the United States.

    The bill would require the U.S. government to create a list of scientific and engineering institutions affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by those institutions from receiving the visas...

    2. Sinophobia is at its height in America. The rise of anti-Asian sentiment, in particular anti-Chinese, does not come as a surprise as most white Americans have been raised up in a racist environment and bombarded by anti-Asian propaganda from politicians and the mass media all the while.

    The so-called trade war is being used as a diversionary tactic by Trump to deflect attention from his domestic problems. More threatening to China, however, are the less publicised US moves such as banning US high-tech exports to China, playing the Taiwan card, restricting Chinese investment in the US, banning Chinese takeover of near bankrupted US firms, barring all US companies from using the equipment of Huawei and other Chinese telco companies, increasing US naval activities in the South China Sea, resorting to US gunboat diplomacy through the Taiwan Strait, etc.

    Such hostile moves against China can be compared to "cobra bites" while the so-called trade war is just an "ant bite" to China. China should not let such US "cobra bites" go unchallenged and should include them in the trade talks.

    Trump can raise the tariffs on Chinese goods to whatever astronomical levels he likes. China will just have to sit back and laugh at the US folly of self-inflicted damage. After all, it is the US businesses and consumers that are being fooled by Trump to fill up the US coffers with billions of hard-earned dollars.

    China should not worry about the false reasoning that the US has the upper hand in the "tariff number game" as a result of the huge US trade deficits. China has many effective means at its disposal to hit back at the US. One way for China is to impose a total ban on Chinese tourists to the US in order to deal a crippling blow to the US tourist industry. Trump’s tariffs will raise the prices of many consumer goods in the US. Hence another way for China is to ban the export of toilet paper to the US.

    P.S. The bill on Chinese students and researchers was sponsored by some Republicans Senators including a presidential hopeful whom Trump threatened to "spill the beans on his wife" during his 2016 election campaigns. Once a while, those less known US lawmakers would introduce some controversial anti-China bills, most probably as publicity stunts, in the hope of increasing their chances in future presidential elections.

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    America's richest man is Chinese.
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    Western democracies should NOT trade with China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    Western democracies should NOT trade with China.
    Where did you get your computer from?
    Was it made in the good old U S of A?
    There's very little electronic equipment available here that is not made in China. My wife bought a Kenwood accessory for her food processor. They used to be produced in Hampshire, I believe, not now, "Made in China".
    They took your country from you, now they've taken your democracy too.
    And "they" are the elites, those who hate the culture of the people, the values of the people, the democracy of the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Where did you get your computer from?
    Was it made in the good old U S of A?
    There's very little electronic equipment available here that is not made in China. My wife bought a Kenwood accessory for her food processor. They used to be produced in Hampshire, I believe, not now, "Made in China".
    I know. We're helping to subsidize an ideology that would like to destroy ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    I know. We're helping to subsidize an ideology that would like to destroy ours.
    It's the ideology of capitalism.

    Our capitalist ideology over here in the UK is destroyed anyway. I want to return to capitalism and the Chinese are the world's most capitalist. America is very socialist these days and it's example of trade by force is the one to avoid.

    If you can't understand this then I reckon you've been brainwashed. I'm talking as someone who regularly does direct business with the Chinese and so I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Where did you get your computer from?
    Was it made in the good old U S of A?
    There's very little electronic equipment available here that is not made in China. My wife bought a Kenwood accessory for her food processor. They used to be produced in Hampshire, I believe, not now, "Made in China".
    Here's an odd man out, just to prove it is doable.



    https://celloelectronics.com/aboutus/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Lotsov View Post
    It's the ideology of capitalism.

    Our capitalist ideology over here in the UK is destroyed anyway. I want to return to capitalism and the Chinese are the world's most capitalist. America is very socialist these days and it's example of trade by force is the one to avoid.

    If you can't understand this then I reckon you've been brainwashed. I'm talking as someone who regularly does direct business with the Chinese and so I know.
    China is not a free-market, capitalist economy. They've adopted a fascist system. After all, major Chinese businesses ultimately do whatever the government requires. That is the foundation of fascism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    China is not a free-market, capitalist economy. They've adopted a fascist system. After all, major Chinese businesses ultimately do whatever the government requires. That is the foundation of fascism.
    Look, lets get some realism to this and forget the nonsense the press go on about.

    The Chinese were economically communist when the government ran all the factories. The government have now sold off these factories at a cheap rate to anyone who wants to buy one. So what you have is you have the old factory buildings now occupied by independent businesses, and they are often manufacturers.

    I'll tell you what the government wants from them. It's extremely simple really. The government wants them to make tons of money and show the world how great China is. So that's it in a nutshell. Two things. Make China look modern, progressive, advanced, clever etc etc to the West who are the purchasers of the majority of their goods, and to make the country rich by creating large profits, expanding your workforce and setting up overseas as an international company if possible. Indeed it all the stuff our own government used to go on about before the proles stated to vote for clowns.

    Anyway, that's the truth, and I deal with these firms in the electronics and computer sectors, and they really are great people. The working atmosphere over there is relaxed and friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Lotsov View Post
    Look, lets get some realism to this and forget the nonsense the press go on about.

    The Chinese were economically communist when the government ran all the factories. The government have now sold off these factories at a cheap rate to anyone who wants to buy one. So what you have is you have the old factory buildings now occupied by independent businesses, and they are often manufacturers.
    I'm sorry to differ with you, sir. This article is 4 years old, but I presume it remains largely true today.

    China's Global 500 companies are bigger than ever—and mostly state-owned

    http://fortune.com/2015/07/22/china-...ernment-owned/

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