Saturday, August 18, 2007

Keeping Up With The Joneses, Chinese-Style

It's no big secret that China wants to challenge the U.S. in a variety of areas. Their goal is to catch up to us in just about everything (except for political reforms that will ensure basic freedoms). It is well known that they seek a military build-up, and they are defending it as peaceful. It is also well-known that they are funding it by their economic build-up, their economy has grown exponentially over the last three decades.

But, those are just two areas that China has sought to keep up with (or outdo) the imperialistic United States of America. Here are two more areas that you may not have considered:

We have a bridge collapse.

They have a bridge collapse.

We have a mining accident.

They have a mining accident.

And judging from the casualty totals in these disasters, it looks like they are winning.

But seriously, they have built an economy on stealing copyrights and patents. In many cases, they have companies that have used sub-standard ingredients and/or parts to use in products that are being sold in the American market. And we are buying them up, putting more money in their pockets.

But here's something to think about in the midst of all this: I bet they don't use substandard parts and ingredients, when building their tanks, ships, subs, weapons, and ammo.

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