Take, for example, the story of DuPont's $17 billion-a-year industry selling a product called "Titanium White," which makes dozens of commonplace items white, from toothpaste to plastics to paint. China tried to buy the process from DuPont, but DuPont wouldn't sell its 70-year-old business.
So the Communist Chinese stole it, using a Chinese immigrant, Tze Chao, working for DuPont as an engineer. After his arrest, he explained that the Chinese, "in asking me to provide DuPont trade secrets to them, overtly appealed to my Chinese ethnicity and asked me to work for the good of the PRC."
A Chinese immigrant scientist named Kexue Huang, who held positions at both Dow AgroSciences and Cargill Inc., stole their trade secrets and sent them to China to promote China's strategic science goals. After he was caught and pled guilty, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said, "These crimes present a danger to the U.S. economy and jeopardize our nation's leadership in innovation."
Ron Paul has been working for years to get transparency in the Federal Reserve System. But a Chinese national named Bo Zhang, who was still trying to get a visa, was arrested in January and charged with stealing proprietary software code from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which had cost the United States $10 million to develop.
The free traders in the United States have been telling us for years that trade would lure China away from Communism, embrace private enterprise, and become a good fellow in the global community. That isn't happening; although China has allowed a few powerful bosses to get very rich, the Communist Party has retained all the reins of power.
China's Justice Ministry just issued a requirement that new lawyers must swear an oath of loyalty to the Communist Party. Here is the essential part of this oath: "I swear to faithfully fulfill the sacred mission of legal workers in Socialism with Chinese characteristics. I swear my loyalty to the motherland, to the people, to uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Socialist system."
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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