Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter 2 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 9/27/12

China: Friend of Corporate America, Enemy of the U.S. Government

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     (# of views)   6 comments
Author 23439
Message Michael Payne
Become a Fan
  (79 fans)

FriendFoe
FriendFoe
(Image by amazon.com)
  Details   DMCA
>

 

Talk about a conflicted, convoluted national agenda; that's how best to describe America's economic and foreign policy relationship with China. On the one hand China is the great friend and economic partner of Corporate America but, on the other, it is seen as a rising economic and military threat to America's supremacy.

 

*China: great friend and close associate of Corporate America

 

The relationship between these two close economic partners, the major corporations of this country and China, is exemplary, it could hardly be better. China has become America's prime, very dependable manufacturer of consumer products, it has been given open access to the vast American market and, as a result, it employs millions of Chinese workers and its economy continues to prosper.

 

Corporate America loves this relationship; it has a very reliable source for manufactured products at extremely low labor costs. These corporations no longer have to maintain costly production facilities in this country and they don't have to deal with American workers and their unions for whom they have no use. As a result their profits are soaring and the lives of corporate CEO's and managers could not be better.

 

*China: Threat to American supremacy, designated enemy of the U.S. government

 

That was the positive side of this relationship. Now let's take a look at the other side that presents a negative, adversarial relationship between the government of China and that of the U.S. While America benefits greatly from China's manufacturing and from its continued ongoing purchase of billions of dollars of U.S. securities, the U.S. government also considers China to be a distinct threat to its position as the world's #1 economic and military power.

 

The U.S. government, because of its great concerns of China eventually challenging its military domination in the world, has recently taken steps to substantially increase its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region; it wants to, in effect, box in China and negate its established regional power and influence. This is yet another hubristic move by the Washington war hawks that think that the solution to every problem is military power. The U.S. so-called "pivot" in that region might be better described as its latest "reckless lurch."

 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

Well Said 2   Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Michael Payne Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on OpEdNews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Orwell's "1984" becoming a reality in modern-day America

Heed the Warning Signs; America is Edging Ever Closer to a Societal Implosion

Ethics and Morals in America; an Endangered Species

How Do You Spell Sociopath? G-O-P

The Beginning of the End for the U.S. Dollar as the World Reserve Currency

A U.S. President Defies Congress, the Constitution and the Will of the People; Will Impeachment Follow?