The China Problem

Joe Biden has a rather large problem. It’s called China. And it’s not going to go away on it’s own. The mere fact that Xi Jinping traveled to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin is certainly cause for alarm. But the whole thing goes much deeper than that. And I really don’t think anyone in the Biden administration has a clue on what to do about it. Except that Joe has made so much money from China, he doesn’t want to upset them any further.

Let’s look at some (not all…just a few) of the problems.

First off, you’ve got the total trade imbalance. The US currently exports about $120 billion in goods to China. We import $539 billion. That’s a deficit of $419 billion. And that’s a problem because China controls a lot of what we need in order to survive. Have you gone to the pharmacy to have a prescription filled and been told that they are “out” of the medication? There is a huge shortage right now of medicine in this country, and a lot of the medications we depend on come from China. There is a small move a foot to get some of those jobs sent back to the United States, but it’s years away from becoming commonplace. Then you’ve got the whole computer chip industry that’s taking place in the “second China”, Taiwain. We are starting to make inroads there, but that takes years. China currently makes 12% of the world’s chips. Taiwan makes 54%. The US? We currently add about 12% to the total. Between China and Taiwan, they make two-thirds of the world’s chips.

Let’s look at another area…education. China is sending their students here to get educated. Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, they all are full of Chinese students. Currently, over 369,000 students studying at American universities are Chinese. And the rumor is that an awful lot of them are sending information back to the Communist Party in China. Yes, we are being spied on by Chinese students. What the Chinese can’t learn through our education system, they steal.

What about espionage. Do you think those balloons that floated over the US (and continue to by the way) a few weeks back were just on vacation? Of course not. And we allowed them to fly over military installations. China knows much more about us than we know about them.

China has infiltrated our youth through TikTok. And though TikTok CEO, Shou Zi Chew testified yesterday in Congress that his company isn’t doing anything untoward, they continue to track everything our kids are doing. There are over 150 million users in the United States alone on that social media platform. That’s about half the country! And they can listen in to what you’re saying, they can watch what you do and where you go, and they can send videos to you that THEY decide you should watch, regardless of whether it’s something you want your kids seeing or not.

While the US is mired in debates over stupid stuff like transgenderism, and liberal pronoun usage, the Chinese are beating us in every category out there. They have bought and paid for our president many times over, and continue to do so.

So, what’s the answer?

What needs to happen is the United States first needs to realize what is happening here. Second, we need to do something about it, and that will take time to unspool ourselves from China. They are so ingrained in our way of life today, that is not going to be an easy task. There will be pain, trust me. But we need to pull the plug on China. We can start by stopping all of those container ships coming over here and not do business with them. We can stop sending them stuff too. We can expel the 369,000 students here and send them back. And we need to develop a way to create medicines here, and if we don’t have the rare earth materials we need, we need to develop them artificially in the lab. And that all takes time.

Second thing we need to do is bring back our businesses from China. We need to stop sending them our best and brightest ideas to manufacture. We need to take Coca Cola, and Nike, and the millions of other businesses that are over there producing wares, and shipping them back here. We need to bring those jobs and those businesses back to the US. In order to do so, we need to make it so expensive for those companies to do business there. If you make it unprofitable for them to be there, they will return. Congress can certainly do that.

China has become more than a nuisance. They have become a millstone around our necks. And if we don’t do something about it, you’re going to be having ducks feet for dinner real soon!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!


12 thoughts on “The China Problem

  1. You know what really messes with the totals regarding chip makers? American chips are primarily dedicated to seismic instruments (aka, the echo-detecting devices used in locating oil deposits). If you take those out, we only account for about 4%.

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  2. You are so correct and most of us don’t even check labels to see whether the things we buy are made in China or where. WE are the dummies and we’d better stop before it’s too late – if it isn’t already!

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    1. And here’s an example of the price it’ll cost us. I recently was looking at a “gaming mouse” (yeah, I do play some video games), and I saw one from China for $25, and the exact same thing made in the USA for $135. You tell me why there was a $110 difference!


  3. There is an argument that China is sending “boatloads” of students to the United States to study at our colleges and universities. I’m sure that it’s true — at least, that is what Yingyi Ma claims in her book titled Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education. The flavor of her book strongly suggests that Yengyi Ma is an intelligence agent writing for a specific purpose to a particular audience. The Chinese are two things: persistent and clever. In any case, Ma tells us that between 2004 and 2015, undergraduate enrollments in post-secondary education increased from 9,304 to 135,629. By the way, Ma’s book was reviewed by (ahem) Siqi Tu.

    If the numbers are a concern, know that U.S. colleges and Universities actively “recruit” students in China.

    Know also that they’re taking strategic classes. Language, CIS, programming (how to hack the Pentagon), mathematics, physics, aerospace, chemistry, medical …. The things they need to win. Easier on them and quicker for us. I think we could all save a lot of time by just barring our throats to them.

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  4. They are not a mere nuisance. They are waging war against us every single moment and the American public is too ignorant to see it. Fentenayl, domestic and military spying, hacks daily to disrupt our infrastructure networks, weaponization of space tech, extending their reach into every continent and country. We are just evaporating in this slow death.

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      1. I never thought I’d say to myself that I was glad I was old and would not see this collapse but I do. I am so distraught over what kind of future our children and grandchildren will suffer. I don’t think we can recover from Biden or Woke and rampant unprosecuted crime.

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