Although this may seem to be a historic image this branch of the Daba-Guyaozi Coal Railway was only completed in 2005. A QJ class locomotive hauls a long train of empties through the desert from Guyaozi to the new coal mine at Yangchangwan in Ningxia Province, China.
As consumers in the West, we love China. We are not so fond of India, since we seldom see "Made in India" stickers on the goods we buy. But "Made in China" stickers are everywhere.
Wal-Mart in 1998 posted banners saying the company bought American. Apparently, someone in management thought shoppers cared. They didn’t. Wal-Mart took down those banners years ago. Nobody protested. The parking lots did not empty. Companies in China began stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Target.
Call it the Bob Barker phenomenon. The price is right. Bob has retired, but the show goes on. So does its message.
So, if we buy "Made in China" items, we don’t hate China.
As customers, we love China.
But if a person is employed in manufacturing, he fears China. If he has just been laid off, he may hate China. If the plant where he worked is closed for good, he blames China.
@ LEW ROCKWELL
The sleeping giant is awake and taking over.
It's difficult not to feel a sense of loss to the Chinese, our appetite for consumer goods has put ourselves at risk of economic extinction.
Go "F" yourself Wally Mart!