Chips are not the only Chinese counterfeits. Thousands of U.S. motorists found their cars were installed with dangerous Chinese counterfeit airbags and now have to be replaced at the owner's expense. A government test found that some Chinese airbags don't inflate, and some shoot flames and shards of metal shrapnel instead of inflating.
China manipulates its currency to the disadvantage of American exporters, excludes American products from government purchases, subsidizes Chinese companies to give them a commercial advantage, piggybacks on U.S. technology and invents regulations and standards designed to keep out foreign competition.
As more and more U.S. public schools are making vaccinations a requirement, Communist 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 having an annual production capacity of nearly 1 billion doses.
Are U.S. parents willing to inject their kids with Chinese vaccines? At least 81 U.S. deaths in 2008 were caused by Chinese-made Heparin, a blood thinner widely used in surgery.
This year's scandal involved a big outbreak of meningitis and reportedly about 32 deaths. We don't yet know where the contamination came from, but about 80 percent of the active ingredients in U.S. prescriptions are imported from China or India.
An expert on Chinese health at the Council on 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 and a business ethics code," along with inspections and regulations, severe punishments for violators, and lawsuits by trial lawyers.
All during the '70s and '80s, and even the '90s, the globalists predicted that as China pursued a market economy, China would evolve into economic freedom, then political freedom and become a good fellow in the world community. Dream on. It didn't happen.
China is a dictatorship run by the Communist Party determined to use every protectionist gimmick to become the world's No. 1 military and economic superpower. When will Americans wake up to how U.S. adherence to "free trade" allows China to cheat us coming and going?
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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