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The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project shows that Mexicans - the largest immigrant group to the U.S. - don't like Americans all that much.
Former Microsoft COO Robert Herbold, writing in the Wall Street Journal offers "China vs. America: Which Is the Developing Country? /From new roads to wise leadership, sound financials and five-year plans, Beijing has the winning approach" (link). If you aren't laughing/crying already, consider this:
Chinese "birthing tourism" houses shut down (temporarily; Los Angeles Times; birthright citizenship) - 03/26/11
Back in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported on "birth tourism" by Koreans: citizens of Korea temporarily visiting the U.S. in order to give birth and abusing our laws which have been interpreted to grant birthright citizenship.
Now, they have a report on unlicensed "birthing centers" for Chinese nationals that were recently shut down in San Gabriel (east of Pasadena). Per them ("'Birthing tourism' center in San Gabriel shut down" by Ching-Ching Ni, link):
Southern California has become a hub of so-called birthing tourism. Operators of such centers tend to try to blend in, attracting as little attention as possible.
But on quiet, residential Palm Avenue, neighbors had noticed an unusual number of pregnant women going in and out, and some complained about noise.
On March 8, code enforcement officials shut down three identical four-bedroom townhouses functioning as an unlicensed birthing center.
...Most of the women go back to China after giving birth. But they know their children can return easily in the future to enjoy such benefits as free public education.
That bothers some of those living near the San Gabriel center.
"If they lived here, I don't mind," said Duke Trinh, who lives a few houses down. "If they are running a business, I don't want them here. It's not fair for us if [the mothers] go back to China and later send their kids here for education — because they don't pay taxes, we do."
The US remained the world’s biggest manufacturing nation by output last year, but is poised to relinquish this slot in 2011 to China - thus ending a 110-year run as the number one country in factory production.
...Last year, the US created 19.9 per cent of world manufacturing output, compared with 18.6 per cent for China, with the US staying ahead despite a steep fall in factory production due to the global recession.
If you don't like that situation, take action. The steps outlined on the page about reducing illegal immigration can be applied to free trade as well, and some of those steps are very easy such as leaving comments. Those who push "free trade" and gutting the U.S. manufacturing base need "little helpers" to push their agenda. If you work to help discredit those "little helpers", that will help deprive those pulling the strings of front-people and what they're doing will become clearer to all.
Obama administration apologizes about Arizona immigration law... to China (Jon Huntsman, Michael Posner) - 05/16/10
It's rare that I link to or agree with Powerline blog, but there you go: link. A couple of days ago, Michael Posner of the State Department was asked the following question at a press conference about human rights talks that State is holding with China:
QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.
As Powerline correctly (!) points out, China has an abysmal human rights record - including the murders of millions of its own citizens - while Arizona is just trying to enforce the immigration laws that the corrupt Obama administration refuses to enforce.
The ambassador to China is former Utah governor Jon Huntsman; his role in this remains unclear but if anyone can find incriminating quotes please leave them in comments in case he decides to run for another office.
Gallup: Americans more favorable on Egypt than Mexico; 62% of young favorable on China; more - 02/19/10
Gallup asked Americans whether their "overall opinion" of various countries was favorable or not, and the results are here. First, it needs to be pointed out that asking for someone's opinion of a whole country should be meaningless: is the opinion about their current leadership, what they'd be like if the leadership changed, or what?
China, famous for its export of cheap goods, is increasingly known for shipping out cheap labor. These global migrants often work in factories or on Chinese-run construction and engineering projects, though the range of jobs is astonishing: from planting flowers in the Netherlands to doing secretarial tasks in Singapore to herding cows in Mongolia - even delivering newspapers in the Middle East.
But a backlash against them has grown. Across Asia and Africa, episodes of protest and violence against Chinese workers have flared. Vietnam and India are among the nations that have moved to impose new labor rules for foreign companies and restrict the number of Chinese workers allowed to enter, straining relations with Beijing...
From Angola to Uzbekistan, Iran to Indonesia, some 740,000 Chinese workers were abroad at the end of 2008, with 58 percent sent out last year alone, the Commerce Ministry said. The number going abroad this year is on track to roughly match that rate...
...But in some countries, local residents accuse the Chinese of stealing jobs, staying on illegally and isolating themselves by building bubble worlds that replicate life in China.
"There are entire Chinese villages now," said Pham Chi Lan, former executive vice president of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. "We've never seen such a practice on projects done by companies from other countries."
Barack Obama has selected Charles Freeman (aka "Chas Freeman") to head the National Intelligence Council ("NIC"). Since 2004, Freeman has served on the board of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC"). That company is 75% owned by the Chinese government, and in 2005 they tried to buy Unocal with an $18.5 billion all-cash offer.
He also discusses how the Chinese are getting worried about putting all their money into dollars due to our profligate spending, but they're forced to do so because there's no alternative.
"The Global Agenda 2009" report says that "sovereign states do not adequately address problems reaching across borders" and that "international taxation" may be needed to generate the "additional resources" for "global governance... ...As current global governance problems come from market failures, sovereign failures and intergovernmental failures that cross boundaries, sacrificing sovereignty for greater gain may become an option," the report says.
The report says the UN's Law of the Sea Treaty, which is a top priority for Senate ratification under the Obama Administration, is a measure that has "earned the acceptance and compliance" of most nations. The treaty would turn over oil, gas, and mineral resources to the UN and authorize access to them through payment of a global tax to a UN body.
The so-called "Council on Global Governance" of the World Economic Forum includes Anne Marie Slaughter, dean of the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs who has been picked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run the State Department's Office of Policy Planning. Slaughter wrote the 2004 book, A New World Order...
...[The report also says:] "Media has the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each other. The media can also ensure that no voice goes unheard," it says. "We believe that this new moment also calls for a new media platform, across all media channels, a global non-profit ‘CNN’ providing a new form of independent journalism to inform, illuminate and deepen knowledge about issues that improve the state of the world."
Freelance writer and Vanity Fair contributor Judy Bachrach offers a smear of Lou Dobbs in "Lou Doubts" (poder360.com/article_detail.php?id_article=549). It's yet another example of the illegal activity-supporting establishment trying to reduce his influence in order to profit from illegal activity in one way or another.
After seven years at his post, Chicago's longest-serving Mexican consul general is moving on. "Chicago as an important global city," said Carlos Sada, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago. "most open and flexible. Therefore, embracing immigrants."
"Open and flexible" is apparently a synonym for "endemically corrupt".