> From: CurtAdams@aol.com
> >>In a message dated 4/19/01 1:44:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >>But to answer your question I am boycotting goods made in China
> >>as a result of the incident involving our EP-3 surveillance
> >This falls back into the question of why harm random Chinese
> >because a few Chinese who do things you think are wrong.
> >Boycotting Chinese goods hurts Chinese workers, investors, (and
> >corrupt officials), and, most of all, hurts you. The PRC army
> >isn't going to be affected.
Actually, the PLA is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in
China. However, the point is that it is a fiction to presume that every
Chinese person doesn't bear some responsibility for the actions of their
government, not by sins of commission, but by sins of omission. Being
satisfied with being a serf or slave is the reason why the communist
party is still in power. The soviet union fell because the people got
tired of being punished economically by the west for being so agreeable
to serfdom. So long as the Chinese people get fatter and happier, they
will seek no significant change in their system, they will get more and
more nationalistic, and their government will get more and more
Just as we are shutting Cuba out of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
for being non-democratic, we should be similarly treating China. Revoke
its 'most favored' trade status.
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