WHY BE CHINA
Still 40% Fake and Counterfeit
delivered to Chinese lawmakers on Nov. 2 claims that more than
40 percent of the goods purchased online in China are
counterfeit or of poor quality. Or both. Earlier government
similar levels of fakery in the past. Forty percent comes to
$269 billion of the$672
retail e-commerce sales that China, the world’s biggest
e-commerce marketplace, is expected to generate in 2015."
"Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of
sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.
A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco."
The Guardian for the rest of the Story and it is a terrible Story
a fifth of China's soil is
contaminated, an official
study released by the government
Conducted between 2005-2013,
it found that 16.1% of China's
soil and 19.4% of its arable
land showed contamination.
The report, by the
Ministry, named cadmium, nickel
and arsenic as top pollutants"
A recent example: "Detention Without
Physical Examination of Processed Rice-Based Products
Due to Filth" The Whole Story from FDA
CHINA: International Children's Day
Safeguarding children in a country that routinely aborts 13,000,000 a year
Chinese data show that 13 million abortions are performed each year, for an average rate of 35,000 abortions per day.[xii]
Shortage of females: Sale of Brides
HONG KONG—A government
test indicated that nearly half the rice
sold in the
southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was contaminated
cadmium, triggering anger from consumers
that China's staple food hasn't escaped the
widespread pollution tainting its air, water and
WSJ The Rest of the Story and According to 2011 research at
Nanjing Agricultural University, roughly 10% of all
rice sold in China is tainted by cadmium, the result of use of industrial
wastewater for irrigation, dumping of industrial
waste and overapplication of fertilizer.
WSJ The Rest of the Story
A European list of rejected food
from China ......
Check to see if
Green Giant buys veggies in China ...
Green Giant at 1-800-998-9996
you need to ask for
a specific product.
BUY SMITHFIELD FOODS!!
"The Chinese have
not done a bang-up job managing their food supply and
the recent, vivid images of 16,000 dead pigs
floating in the Huangpu river is not great
public relations for this acquisition. Still,
Shuanghui has announced plans to keep
Smithfields operations here under current
management. It is hard to see the risk to the supply
chain in such a circumstance." The Rest of the Story
.... Farmland, Armour
or." The Rest of the Story"In 2011, a Chinese court sentenced
five people to lengthy prison terms for their roles
in feeding clenbuterol hydrochloride, a dangerous additive, to
pigs destined for consumers. One of the companies implicated in the scandal was Shuanghui International, Chinas
largest chilled meat process
Their answer ... "Shuanghui
Group would like to make an apology as Jiyuan
Shuanghui, a subsidiary company of Shuanghui Group,
was disclosed to have been involved in the
Clenbuterol case," More
Luo Xi-Wen, an academician at the
Chinese Academy of Engineering, heavy metal
contamination has polluted more than 20 million
hectares of land, which accounts for one-sixth of our
countrys arable land.
"In parts of Southern China,
large swathes of land were found to be contaminated
with cadmium, with over 60 percent of
the rice crop in these areas contaminated with unsafe
levels of the heavy metal." Link
are the world's
most active and persistent perpetrators of economic
espionage. Chinese attempts to
collect U.S. technological and economic information
will continue at a high level and will represent a
growing and persistent threat to U.S. economic
security. The nature of the cyber threat will evolve
with continuing technological advances in the global
2012 Report to Congress on Chinese
"China is developing its limited
military forces only to protect its national
independence and sovereignty," Hong said.
"No country needs to worry if it harbors no
hostility toward China."
make this stuff up:
Only .... Authorities in the Chinese
capital have set new standards for public toilets,
including a stipulation that they should contain no
more than two flies. " Link
have arrested dozens of Christian worshippers from a
"house church" - one not formally
recognised by the government - when they tried to
pray outdoors, " Link (April
atheist country, China
nonetheless has an army of officials whose job is to
watch over faith-based activities, which have spread
rapidly in the wake of massive social change and
economic uncertainty since economic reforms began 30
Party officials are put in charge
of Catholics, Buddhists, Taoists, Muslims, and
Protestants. Judaism isn't recognized, and worship in
nonrecognized temples, churches, or mosques is
against the law. " Link
and the USA are ... "Officially Atheist"
and Christians are under siege in both countries
General Threatens the Phillipines
a rift in military/party ranks over the status of
off shore islands?
The biggest miscalculation of the
Philippines is that it has misestimated the strength
and willpower of China to defend its territorial
integrity, Gen. Luo wrote (in Chinese).
Gen. Luos comments, appearing in a tabloid
published by the Communist Party mouthpiece
Peoples Daily, demonstrate a growing impatience
within at least some parts of the Peoples
Liberation Army and the ruling Communist Party over
disputes in the South China Sea, which are claimed in
whole or part by China, the Philippines, Vietnam,
Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei." Link
Trust Dairy Products
percent of the 1,290 survey respondents doubting
the quality of dairy drinks.
and here's why!
Source of tainted
milk still a secret
BEIJING - Four days after it was
announced that a batch of milk produced by China's
biggest dairy manufacturer was tainted with excessive
levels of a cancer-causing toxin, the company says
the culprit was mildewed feed, but it still refuses
to reveal the batch number and the source of the raw
Chinese Illegal Drug
BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities
broke up more than 1,800 dens that made or sold counterfeit drugs in cases that
involved 3.35 billion yuan (530 million U.S. dollars)
in a two-year crackdown, according to the State Food
and Drug Administration (SFDA).
Human Rights, Rule of Law in China U.S. Rep. Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), I opposed PNTR for
China, given its abysmal human rights record, unfair
trade practices, and disdain for the rule of law.
Over a decade later, we can see that economic
engagement with and trade liberalization for China
did not produce political liberalization and thus
granting PNTR was a mistake. Documented in the
Commissions report is a clear picture of a
China where human rights lawyers disappear,
black jails illegally imprison those who
seek to voice dissent, Falun Gong practitioners are
mercilessly persecuted, and the internet is censored
by thought police."
MORE BAD FOOD ....
"A string of food and additive safety
incidents, including the high-profile
clenbuterol-tainted pork scandals, have brought the
effectiveness of the country's various food-related
laws and regulations into question.
Clenbuterol, commonly known as "lean meat
powder" in China, has been in the spotlight
since March when the country's largest meat
processor, Henan-based Shuanghui Group, was found to
be purchasing pigs that had been fed with the
chemical, which can cause nausea, dizziness,
headaches and heart palpitations in humans."
Don't Eat Chinese
CHINESE AUTHORITIES have arrested 2,000 suspects
and shut down more than 4,900 businesses as part of a
national campaign to crack down on illegal additives
in food, after a raft of food safety scares.
MADE IN THE USA
SLAVERY ..." China has the biggest penal colony in
the world - a top secret
network of more than 1,000 slave labour prisons and
camps known collectively as "The Laogai".
And the use of the inmates of these prisons - in what
some experts call "state sponsored slavery"
- has been credited with contributing to the
country's economic boom.
You support it
The Laogai ...
Persecuted and Imprisoned .... the Martyrs
Prisoners make your Christmas Lights ....
Goebbels Alive and
Well in China
CHINA "They include increased controls over
social media and penalties for those spreading "harmful
The Xinhua news agency quotes regulators as
saying that efforts will be stepped up "to stop
rumours and punish individuals and websites spreading
Goebbels "It thus becomes
vitally important for the State to use all of its
powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the
mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth
is the greatest enemy of the State."
Just as the Chinese
control Free Speech they control the "Free
Internet" ... but then certain elements in this
country fear the Internet too ....
First Amendment protections to the Internet
China waging a
By Austin B. Smith
"The chairman of the House Intelligence
Committee accused China on Tuesday of industrial
cyberespionage against the U.S., calling it brazen and widespread theft of
intellectual property from foreign commercial
Chinas economic espionage has reached
an intolerable level, said Rep. Mike Rogers,
D-Mich. Beijing is waging a massive war on all
of us, and [the U.S. and its allies] should band
together and pressure them to stop. ARMY
Selling USA to
in the USA
Right now we are making about two million pairs
of chopsticks per day but we are increasing,"
says Jae Lee, president of Georgia Chopsticks.
"End of this month, well have seven
machines coming in, so itll increase to like
four million per day. End of this year, well
produce 10 million per day.
Lee, a Korean-American, says the global market for
chopsticks is huge because about one-third of the
worlds population uses them. Japan alone goes
through about 23 billion pairs of the disposable
utensils each year."
authorities in the southern Chinese province of Hunan
have begun investigating a report that population
control officials had seized at least 16 babies born
in violation of strict family planning rules, sent
them to state-run orphanages, and then sold them
abroad for adoption. Before 1997, they usually
punished us by tearing down our houses for breaching
the one-child policy, but after 2000 they began to
confiscate our children,
Link more from PRI
Handicap Slaves Sold!
Chinese .....NO NO NO
... and story
Seventeen thousand children and
women were freed by police and 15,673 suspects
arrested between April 2009 and September 2010
mentally disabled workers forced to work in
slave-like conditions in Xinjiang, fed the same
food as dogs and beaten for every mistake they made,
at no salary and unable to escape. Forced labour is
still widespread in China, in what is tantamount to a
modern version of slavery. The government says it is
fighting the problem, but the latter has a way of
reappearing on a regular basis."
"The workers were apparently rounded up in the
county of Qu in Sichuan Province by a man running
what was supposed to be a charitable organisation.
The Quxian Beggars' Adoption Agency
then sold the workers to a factory making
construction materials in the county of Toksun in
According to the Global Times, it
received 9,000 yuan (£850, $1,350) for each
employee. It was also paid 300 yuan a month for each
The Rest of the Story BBC
60 million Christians are believed to worship in China's
independent churches, compared with about 20 million
who worship in the state church,
China's Communist government allows
worship only in state-approved churches, but many
Christians belong to unregistered congregations. Such
"house churches" are subjected to varying
degrees of harassment by authorities.
that, if they turn down excessive demands for
overtime, they will be forced to rely on their basic
wage: workers in Chengdu are paid only 1,350 yuan
(£125-US-$200) a month for a basic 48-hour week,
equivalent to about 65p (US$1.00) an hour." Link
This is the China
of the Shadows
" the most
desperately poor villages, have turned into full-time
baby machines, squeezing
out children-for-sale in the
shadows of their dirt-floor shacks. "Before, we
made money by raising pigs," says a 23-year-old
woman who sold two children just days after they were
born. "But it takes a year to raise a pig and
it's expensive to feed. A baby takes only nine months
and doesn't cost any money." Link
Doesn't Need a Tsunami to poison it's people ... they
do it all the time!
HANGZHOU, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Lead emissions from
a battery plant located in a residential area has
poisoned more than 100 villagers in east China's
Zhejiang Province, local environmental authorities
A total of 139 people from three villages in
Luqiao District, Taizhou, were tested as having
elevated lead blood levels, including 35 children,
the Zhejiang Health Department said in a
Anas Aremeyaw Anas Reports
expatriate community is the clientele. Peach Blossom
Palace is the\par wholesale outlet from where the
"goods" are marketed and sold. Poor,
innocent and vulnerable Chinese girls, some as young
as 19, are the human commodity on sale paraded in
front of the clients like pieces of meat in a butcher
shop window. They are lured here with promises of
honest, well-paid jobs, only to have their passports
and return tickets\par confiscated. Link
Biographical info and more of the story
Chinese Communist Party officials call for more free
current policy created a "false democracy of
affirming in principle and denying in actuality is a
scandal in the history of democracy,"
"BEIJING, China - Police
have arrested six suspects and detained another 41
for allegedly participating in the production and
distribution of melamine-tainted
milk powder, food safety authorities said over the
In the latest national crackdown on
toxic milk products, as of Friday the police had
seized 227 tons of newly discovered
melamine-contaminated milk powder after the previous
nationwide crackdown in 2008." Link
22 mainland China
baby-formula companies out of 109 to failed a government test for tainted milk.
The United Nations' food standards
Alimentarius Commission, has set the maximum
amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula
to 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in
other foods and animal feed to 2.5 mg/kg. While not
legally binding, the levels allow countries to ban
importation of products with excessive levels of melamine.
What is Melamine.... Melamine is
combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very
plastic used in Formica, and melamine foam, a polymeric cleaning product. The
end products include countertops, dry erase
boards, fabrics, glues,
housewares, guitar saddles, guitar nuts, and flame
retardants. Melamine is one of the major components
in Pigment Yellow 150, a colorant in inks and
launched a six-month crackdown
"China has launched a six-month
crackdown on unsafe meat as part of its efforts to
ensure that food eaten in the world's most populous
country is safe, the Ministry of Commerce
wonders what happens after the 6-months
... crappy unsafe food as usual??
MORE CHINESE TAINTED
"The US government announced
criminal charges Wednesday against executives from
six German and Chinese companies accused of smuggling
antibiotic-tainted Chinese honey
in order to avoid import duties." Link
"It allegedly bought low-cost
honey from several Chinese suppliers and then shipped
it to other countries where it was filtered to
"remove pollen and other trace elements that
could indicate that the honey originated from
See additional archives at the Herrickreport.com
BUY TEXAS HONEY
Chinese Children Making it
" .... in August 2006 a group of
86 child workers as young as 12 were organized by
their high school teacher to work 10-15 hours a day
at a fruit-processing factory in Ningbo city. This
was no small, dingy domestic factory but a model
state-owned factory (longtou qiye). Once
discovered, the factory was fined 110,000 RMB. The
children were not compensated, but were simply sent
home with their 650 RMB wages for their month of
work. Their teacher disappeared before she could be
charged. In 2007 Hong Kong labour activists found
over 200 student workers under 16 years of age
working at Yonghong
Electronics, a supplier factory for US computer giant
Would you allow your
child to work 60 hours a week as a low paid
slave? So why buy products made by slaves?
Violate more Policies ....
This child was not at an
Apple Plant ... but she was required by
Chinese school officials to make fireworks in her
school ... 42 children died in the resulting fire
..many injured. KH
" In March 2001, 42 people, most
of them third and fourth-graders, were killed in an
explosion at a school. The school blow up because the
Chinese use young students to make fireworks in order
to keep the price lower than their competitors. The
younger students are required to assemble at least
1,000 fireworks a day while the older children,
fifth-graders, are required to make ten times that
APPLE USES CHILD
As often reported at
the herrickreport.com China and their foreign
associates are using underage workers ...
Last Year: Death
of a Child Laboror at a Disney Plant in
Technology giant Apple has admitted that child
labour has been employed at some of the factories
that build its iPods, computers and mobile phones.
An audit found that at least eleven 15-year-old
children were found to be working in three factories
that supply Apple in the last year."
Foxconn runs a number of super-factories in
the south of China, some of which employ as many as
300,000 workers and form self-contained cities,
complete with banks, post offices and basketball
It has been accused, however, of treating its
employees extremely harshly. China
Labor Watch, a New York-based NGO, accused
Foxconn of having an "inhumane and
militant" management, which neglects basic human
rights. Foxconn's management were not available for
Apple Audit report .pdf
"# The fear and stigma
associated with Chinese sheetrock, also known as
toxic drywall, make it hard to sell a home,
insure a home, and refinance a home.
# The bulk of the material was imported between
2001 and 2008, but some reports seem to indicated
that Chinese drywall problems have shown up in
homes built as early as 1997."Link
ed. note ...
Chinese Drywall was reported on the site a year
ago and it is reported as unsafe!
China's One Child Policy
Planetary Law to force One Child Policy just
like our banker China!
Chinese policy of forced sterilization and baby
murder is "smart
The Chinese Communist
Macro-Economics and the Communist Command Economy
don't confuse fast growth with sustainable growth.
Much of China's growth over the past decade has come
from lending to the United States. The country
suffers from real overcapacity. And now growth comes
from borrowing -- and hundreds of billion-dollar
decisions made on the fly don't inspire a lot of
confidence. For example, a nearly completed,
13-story building in Shanghai collapsed in June due
to the poor quality of its construction." Link
CHINA SELLS ITS
by the state-owned Southern Metropolis News found
that about 80 girls in one county had been sold for $3,000 (£1,800) to
The babies were taken
when the parents could not pay the steep fines
imposed for having too many children.
officials may have forged papers to complete the deals,
Chinese Condoms put Alabama
Factory out of Business
"U.S. Agency for
International Development, which has distributed an
estimated 10 billion U.S.-made AIDS-preventing
condoms in poor countries around the world.
But not anymore.
In a move expected to
cost 300 American jobs, the government is switching to cheaper
off-shore condoms, including some made in
"My biggest fear
is we'll be stuck with a house we can't sell,"
said Marty Smith, whose air conditioner in his home
near Tampa has had repeated problems. His builder, Lennar Corp.,
recently tested the air and drywall in his house and
expects the results in a few weeks. WSJ-story
Update ....... Lennar, confirmed
that tainted Chinese-made drywall in Scott's and four adjacent town homes on
Hillview Lane emitted sulfuric fumes that corroded
the unit's coils and raised an occasional stink.
"We would notice
odors in the upstairs bathroom," Scott said.
"The humidity brings out the sulphur in the
for more information ChineseDrywall.com
Live China Free ........ an archive of the
Brought to you by the slaves of China .... Ten to 12 to
15-hour shifts, seven days a week are the norm during
the long, eight-month busy season. Workers can
go for months without a single day off. At a
minimum, workers are at the factory an average of
84 hours a week, while toiling 77 hours.
However, at least half the workers, some 4,000
people, are routinely at the factory 105 hours
a week and working 95 hours, including 55 hours of
overtime, which exceeds China's legal limit by 562
percent. Any working daring to take a Sunday
off will be docked 2 ½ days' wages as
punishment." the slaves of China .
the cough medicine from China that killed 400+ in Panama is now a
teething drug in Africa killing again!!
"Panamanian-made medications, primarily for
allergies and coughs, which used ingredients imported
from China and Spain.
Judicial authorities are examining a total of 705
cases -- 471 of whom died and 234 who were afflicted
in some way -- and determined that most had consumed contaminated cough syrup."
authorities are flying in 100 doses of an antidote to
try and stem the deaths of babies poisoned by a
contaminated teething syrup.
The number of children who have died from kidney
failure after being given the tainted paracetamol-based remedy called "My
Pikin" has risen to 34. "
EU Bans Imports
of Soy from China in New Melamine Scare
The executive branch
of the EU, the European Commission, said in a
statement Wednesday that they "will take
measures to ban the import from China of food for
infants and young children containing soya and soya
products, after high levels of melamine were recently
found in Chinese soybean meal."
The measures include a complete ban on children's
food containing soya, and compulsory testing on all
other soy-related foods and on shipments of baking
powder (ammonium bicarbonate), New Melamine Scare
desperation, much of the continent is selling itself
into a new era of corruption and virtual slavery as
China seeks to buy up all the metals, minerals and
oil she can lay her hands on: copper for electric and
telephone cables, cobalt for mobile phones and jet
engines - the basic raw materials of modern life.
It is crude
rapacity, but to Africans and many of their leaders
it is better than the alternative, which is slow
CHINESE ... HELP SLAVERY
Human Rights Violations
State Department Report
a Great Country!!
try leaving !!
Video of Chinese Troops
Killing Unarmed Escaping Civilians .... Video
continued to encounter substantial difficulties and
obstacles in traveling to India for religious,
educational, and other purposes. The government
placed restrictions on the movement of Tibetans
during sensitive anniversaries and events and
increased controls over border areas at these times.
There were reports of arbitrary detention of persons,
particularly monks, returning from Nepal. Detentions
generally lasted for several months, although in most
cases no formal charges were brought.
continued to use force to prevent unauthorized border
crossings. On October 18, PAP border guards
reportedly shot at 46 Tibetans attempting to enter
Nepal at the Nangpa La pass. In September 2006
Chinese border forces at the Nangpa La pass shot at a
group of approximately 70 Tibetans attempting to
enter Nepal, killing one and injuring others. The
group included monks, nuns, and children."
monks in Lhasa abetted by a small handful of people
did some illegal things that can challenge the social
stability." China Responds to protest against the
Unemployment of ..... 23% or 300 Million Without Real
long-term policy is for as many as 800 million
people to migrate to the cities from the
virtually stagnant rural areas where subsistence
agriculture does not support them and is an
impediment through land dispersion to a reform of
Some foreign academics
working with Chinese officials came up with a
guesstimate of 15 percent of the urban population
as currently unemployed. The Rand
Corporation (Rand Report) factored included
those in the countryside who effectively have nothing
to do and came up with a figure of 23 percent of
the workforce being without a job. " Or 300,000,000 People without jobs!
asks ... what do you do with 300 Million
unemployed and then have a recession that may add
millions more.... if the past explains the future the
Russians should be warily of the Chinese and the
Russian Eastern Siberian Provinces.
"Research by RAND
indicates that when proper allowance is made for
"disguised" rural unemployment as well as
"unregistered" urban unemployment, China's
actual unemployment rate soars to an estimated 23% of
the total labor force. (The term
"disguised" unemployment refers to labor
that is reported as nominally employed, but in fact
does not add to output -- in the U.S. labor market,
"featherbedding" is a nearly-equivalent
term)." (Rand Report)
mines are considered the most dangerous in the world. More than 4700
workers were killed last year, according to official
figures, although independent labour groups put
deaths at up to 20,000 annually.
China ... again.. " ... lead is still
so common that researchers say up to one-fifth of
Chinese children tested had unsafe levels in their
B.S. from China "The quality of
Chinese-made toys with American brands should be the
responsibility of the American brand owner, not the
State Food and Drug
Chinese State Council
750,000 a year
killed by Chinese Pollution
Times said the (World) Bank report, entitled 'Cost of
Pollution in China', found up to 760,000 people die
prematurely each year in China because of air and
water pollution. Financial Times Report
High levels of air
pollution in China's cities leads to 350,000-400,000
premature deaths, it said. Another 300,000 die
because of poor-quality air indoors." BBC
Chinese on the
Bush/Dalai Lama Award
"For the US Congress to take
this action and the US leader to meet with the Dalai
Lama is a severe violation of the norms of
international relations," Chinese foreign
minister Yang Jiechi
"We express our extreme dissatisfaction
and strong opposition. We urge the US side to cancel
Answer ..... No!
"The Dalai Lama is hailed in
much of the world as a figure of moral authority, but
Beijing reviles the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
and claims he seeks to destroy China's sovereignty by
pushing for independence for Tibet, where the Dalai
Lama is considered a god-king." Link
So called Tibetan Leader ...
Tibet's Communist Party Secretary
of Tibet, Zhang Qingli, "We are
furious," "If the
Dalai Lama can receive such an award, there must be
no justice or good people in the world." Chinese
Claim 80% Food Certification!
you guess which 20% not to eat!!
"BEIJING, Oct. 18 -- China has
established new schemes to improve quality
supervision of food products. That's according to Li
Changjiang, the Director of the General
Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
He spoke at a
press conference on the sidelines of the Party
said the recent four-month campaign to improve food
safety has achieved good results. Around 80 percent
of food manufacturers across the country have been
From the archives of the
moves all of it's plants overseas... China and
hell with American Workers.... the Hell with Levis
"We're still an American brand,
but we're also a brand and a company whose products
have been adopted by consumers around the
world," .... "We have to
operate as a global company." oh well
American in what way?
Palm Bay Florida wants to be CHINA FREE!
Mayor of Palm
Bay Florida wants to be CHINA FREE!
Mayor John Mazziotti said.
"There is no free trade anymore. Good
manufacturing jobs we want here are all gone to
" Last month, he recommended
another ordinance that would prohibit the city
from purchasing goods from China in the wake of
numerous recalls of Chinese-made products because of
safety concerns." Link
A Chinese Population Equal to
the USA has No Safe Drinking Water!
"Nearly 312 million rural
Chinese residents have no access to safe drinking
water, facing problems of shortage as well as severe
contamination. These rural populations, typically the
most disadvantaged groups in China, suffer frequent
and serious health attacks as a result of drinking
unsafe water. The threats come from both naturally
occurring contaminants such as arsenic, fluorine, and
salt as well organic and industrial pollution caused
by human activities." Link
.... I think it's worse ...
Chinese officials won't drink it!
CHILD FORCED LABOR
PRODUCES EXPORTS TO THE USA
Why do we buy such products?
..... By buying these goods we are exploiting
children! We would not allow it here .... but
we consider it an internal Chinese problem not ours
and besides ... they are just Chinese Children ...
What Racism! KMH
more noteworthy is the fact that - compared to adult
workers - child workers tend to be more docile
and compliant, submit more readily to their
employers arbitrary extension of work hours and
do not demand overtime pay. Moreover, because hiring
child workers is illegal, employers can avoid paying
various legally-mandated social security fees on
their behalf, making the cost of employing child
labour even lower. In addition, some of the
physiological characteristics of child workers meet
employers specific needs in terms of production
and management. For example, their fingers are
nimble, their eyesight is good, and, in some types of
work, they can be more productive than adults."
From the China-Labor Organization Research.
FDA on Chinese Fish Products
"EU toy safety rules will be
revised by the end of the year, the European
Commission said Tuesday, responding to concerns
sparked by three high-profile recalls of Chinese-made
toys by a U.S. company this year.
The new rules will update EU
guidelines set in 1988 and target toxic substances
and any components that might harm
A List of
Western Boot Manufacturers but realize that even
if they say ... XYZ San Antonio Texas they may still
be made in China.
China ... " ... lead is still
so common that researchers say up to one-fifth of
Chinese children tested had unsafe levels in their
B.S. from China "The quality of
Chinese-made toys with American brands should be the
responsibility of the American brand owner, not the
State Food and Drug
Chinese State Council
Lead Paint is a
huge issue and was not an accidental nor a
mistaken production error. The large number of "
lead paint recalls" from many Chinese
companies can not be an "opps I'm we screwed
up". The Chinese are well aware of the dangers
of lead paint and this can only be a intentional ....
lead adds brightness to colors; durability,
flexibility (and yep Cheap!) to the
paint. Ben Franklin knew it ... letter
he wrote .... SO ... we know why; I repeat
...CHEAP... but why chance the loss of the American
markets? Because they are buying politicians now and
a presidency in the past. They do not expect to be
really punished. So we can bitch and moan and
protect our children and buy higher priced .... and
safer toys and children's furniture, beds and
accessories from other sources .. or just
let them "Eat Paint" ..... Read
the National Safety Council on lead and children
then decide. KH
A Free Ad for an
American Jeans Maker
Read a note from the Co-Founder
of Gusset Clothing Company
Chinese Authorities .... say ..
"Li also hit out at foreign companies exploiting
China's cheap production costs and warned that they
risk getting shoddy products if they demand too low a
price from Chinese manufacturers.
"If you give a high price for purchasing, the
factories will use high quality raw materials to
produce. But if the price is low, they can only
use inferior raw materials," (So if our
price is cheap ... we will send you shoddy, dangerous
"The main "business"
of the women's section of the Masanjia Labor Camp is textile
production. Not only are the detainees not paid, but
also their work hours and workloads are pushed to
the limit to "boost productivity and
" over a thousand school- aged
children have been working as slaves in brick
factories in China's
Shanxi province. The conditions described are
atrocious: children as young as 8
hauling bricks for over ten hours a day and facing
regular beatings." Link
"One of the twelve currently on
trial, Wang Bingbing, was a boss at the Kiln factory.
Wang happens to be the son of the secretary of a
local branch of China's ruling Communist
Party knows best !!!
And What do the
Chinese say: "I dare not eat farmed fish
or meat because most are fed with growth pills or
pumped with bad additives. I worry about vegetables
in case they are tainted with pesticide. I even think
twice about the water I drink because it might
contain heavy metals." .......... "I
think foreign food is less risky. Even though
they are not as fresh, I trust products from the US,
Europe and Japan because those countries protect
their environments. Sometimes when I see foreigners
blithely eating raw lettuce in Chinese restaurants, I
worry for them." Link
But who is watching
the exports in China
" ..... the exceedingly high
levels of pesticide residues in Chinese food products
may pose significant problems for international
sales, especially in Europe, Japan and the U.S.,
where food safety standards are more stringent and
more strictly enforced."
contamination problems stem in large part from its
loose regulations and highly fragmented food
production. Hundreds of millions of small farmers
grow its food, and they rely heavily on chemicals
to coax production out of intensively cultivated
soils and to fight pests.
The result: "China has one of the world's
highest rates of chemical fertilizer use per
hectare, and Chinese farmers use many highly toxic
pesticides, including some that are banned in the
United States," according to a report published
last November by the economic-research service of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture." Link
... "If a product
(or component of a product) is manufactured in a
country other than the United States, the packaging
will reflect this information. The label will state:
Product of .... .... If no statement is
made about production in a foreign country, the
entire product was made in the US"
More letter .... here
Where does your Vitamin C come from?
"Four Chinese producers now
supply the majority of the global demand for this
vitamin, selling at prices well below the numbers
that are feasible for DSM and the other remaining
European vitamin maker, BASF." 2005
After reading this entry I'm sure
your Vitamin C and most of the rest of them come from
From Canada more uh-oh
news... "...manufacturers can
proudly display a Product of Canada label as
long as they incur 51 per cent of manufacturing
costs inside the country, no matter where the
ingredients come from."
"Take Europe's Best
asparagus as an example. It's actually from China,
which experts say is ridden with unscrupulous
producers who deliberately contaminate some food
Say it isn't so .... Peanuts
"There's a lot of talk that
because China is growing and their demand is growing,
that they will actually stop exporting peanuts and
might even begin importing. However, their crop this
year is up by 10 percent, and 10 percent of a
14-million metric ton crop is the size of the entire
U.S. crop. I doubt anyone knows how much China is
But New Varieties from Australia! ....Link
through Labor ... Slave Labor
"The Laogai Research
Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in
the United States, estimates that there are almost
1,100 labor institutions in the Laogai system
with an estimated 6.8 million inmates."
Where cheap products can be made
from a Laogai! (sarcasm!)
BEIJING (AP) -
China has launched a new campaign to restore international
trust in its products
with a weeklong television series defending the
country's safety standards.
But! As in all China stories, first hammer the
critics .... " Personally, I believe it is new trend in trade
protectionism. Although recalls
are necessary, it is unfair to decide that all
products made in China are unqualified," Li
Changjiang, director of the General Administration of
Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, .... (Is
he expecting to get shot
too?!) ..... Full Story
Chinese Sources: White Paper on Food Quality and Safety
is trying to be fair; if you have information that is
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at times but we assume after our investigation that
it is accurate.
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