China is flooding the global market with cheap solar panels. The U.S. has filed complaints with the WTO against Chinese tariffs on steel and subsidies for wind power equipment, but don't expect the WTO to clamp down on China.
Meanwhile, as more and more U.S. public schools are making vaccinations a requirement for admittance, China is preparing to take over the vaccine market. China's Food and Drug Administration brags that China has more than 30 vaccine-producing companies with an annual production capacity of nearly one billion doses.
Are parents willing to inject their kids with Chinese vaccines? Chinese cough syrup killed 93 people in Central America in 2007. At least 81 U.S. deaths in 2008 were caused by Heparin, a Chinese-made blood thinner widely used in surgery. Tainted milk powder poisoned hundreds of thousands of Chinese babies.
An expert on Chinese health at the Council of Foreign Relations, Yanzhong Huang, pointed out the difference between Chinese and U.S. medicine safety. Unlike China, U.S. vaccines are kept safe by supporting institutions such as "the market economy, democracy, media monitoring, civil society, as well as a well-developed business ethics code," plus inspections and regulations, severe punishments for violators and, of course, lawsuits by trial lawyers.
For decades U.S. globalists have closed their eyes to the fact that China is a communist dictatorship. During the '70s and '80s, and even the '90s, the globalists predicted that as China pursued a market economy, it would evolve into capitalism, economic freedom and then political freedom.
Dream on; it didn't happen. The Communist Party still runs the country; there is no democracy movement even 22 years after the Tiananmen massacre; so-called reforms don't include changing the party in power; and the Internet didn't produce freedom, but instead, it became a device to monitor and control the people.
Chinese spokesmen are bragging: "We believe that our 10-year arrangement has been successful." Indeed, it has. China's national strategy is still based on Sun Tzu: All warfare is based on deception. It's time for apologies from the U.S. free-traders who were so wrong in their predictions about China.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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