In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican Congress. Before the ink was dry on this free trade agreement, China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized exports while the big multinational companies that had lobbied heavily for the agreement rapidly accelerated the off shoring of American jobs to China. Today, as a result of the biggest shell game in American history, China has stolen millions of our jobs, corporate profits are soaring, and we now owe over $3 trillion to the world’s largest totalitarian nation. This film is about how that happened… and why the best jobs program for America is trade reform with China.
The documentary can best be described as an hour long infomercial for the UAW.While there are some valid points as to the loss of U.S. manufacturing due to uneven trade with China the past ten years the film fails to focus on NAFTA passed during the 90’s and even farther back during the 70’s,80’s time period when the term “Rust Belt” came about as manufacturing disappeared. Both the U.S. and China are cheating when it comes to trade within the World Trade Organization. The United States gave tens of billions to GM and Chrysler in rescue funds,$500 million loan to bankrupt Solyndra, and billions more to companies like Boeing and General electric all of which China views as illegal Government subsidies. China could make an hour long movie titled Death by America which demonstrates how the U.S. is in violation of fair trade.
American firms CHOSE to offshore those jobs overseas to China, India, Indonesia, etc to save money. What a pathetic “documentary” to blame a foreign country for the decisions of its own American businesses that ultimately cater to greedy and self-centered consumers. If this documentary were honest, it’d point a finger (preferably a middle one) at itself. At the end of the film, a statement full of anger came out as “it is not people’s, it is not a republic, so stop saying that, because it is a lie” who should be the judge of if the country is their people’s, their own people, or a foreigner? Chinese will have complaints of their own country, their own government, like everyone in every country does, but would Chinese people vote for overturning the communist party and believe whatever a foreigner told them that is best for them? Less than 1% would. The Chinese government and the Chinese people are together, at least to any foreign threat. If someone tries to cause political instability in the country, they’ll have to go against 1.4 billion people, because they’ve been through instability, they knew how it was like than they would do anything to protect their peaceful lives.
Religion is free in China. Government does not do a single thing to suppress free religion. Religion has always been a personal choice, for personal purpose, but not having any political power as what happened in the European middle age. I believe that is indeed the true meaning of “free religion”. Chinese people are always against religion being used as a political tool, so they are very sensitive to not believe in something sugar-coated as religion, but with a political core. China was never a religion mind-controlled country even in the ancient and not-so-literate era, we are very proud of that and we are not going backwards to let religion be used as a mind-control and political-purposed tool. The director did not appreciate that or see what Americans has already taken, instead attempting to blame Chinese for tricking Americans into borrowing money, how absurd and pathetic is that. I have witnessed it all, an individual American consumes electricity, groceries, and wastes things 3~5 times more than Chinese, while working much less. Now still wondering why U.S. is in debt?