While We Weren't Looking China . .

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  1. Silas.soule

    Silas.soule

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    From today's "Wall Street Journal" (October 1-2, 2016)

    "Still pending is China National Chemical Corp.'s proposed $43 million purchase of Swiss seed company Syngenta, which would be the biggest overseas's acquisition to date by a Chinese company."

    "Recent deals include Haier Group's $5.6 billion deal to buy General Electric Co.'s appliance business; the $4.7 billion purchase by Shuanghui International Holding Inc., now called WH Group, of Smithfield Foods Inc.; and Lenovo Group Ltd.'s $2.91 billion acquisition of Mororola Mobility." (GE has sold Louisville's "Appliance Park" to Haier.)

    "China box-office market is expected to surpass the U.S. in the next few years, and the country's ticket sales already weigh heavily on Hollywood decision making."

    "Producers and writers are alreay nixing plot points in their big-budget films that might offend Chinese sensibilities, by, for example, avoiding topics such as homosexuality or the undead."

    "On Sept. 15, 16 members of the House of Representatives wrote a joint letter asking the Government Accountability Office to consider expanding the scope of the Commitee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. so it could review Chinese acquisitions of U.S. media companies under the same national-security rules it uses for sectors such as aerospace."

    We should write our Congress people and urge them to support the expansion of the Committee's scope!
     
  2. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    You should hope Trump gets in because he's the only one willing to deal with China's crap.
     
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    Says quite a lot about modern America that our "fellow Americans" are so much more of a threat than China that we're too busy trying to save the nation from them to notice.
     
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    Thank Bill Clinton for accepting donations from China and then letting them into the World Trade Organization despite their human rights violations.
     
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