Note from the Editor: This Opinion/Editorial is based on Juan Bandido’s post in Facebook. He is a Filipino patriot currently residing in the United States of America. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines. He prefers to remain anonymous. The editor has sought and acquired permission from Juan Bandido to republish his “Reasons Why We Should BOYCOTT China and Chinese Made Products” in the South China Sea News Today website. Because the original post is written in the “Social Media” context, the editor has made minor changes to the original text. Annotations are identified by italicized text enclosed in [square brackets]. Also, the editor has reformatted the post to emphasize important points in Juan Bandido’s post.
Here are the Top Reasons Why We Should BOYCOTT China and Chinese Made Products:
1. Currency Manipulation
In just a little over 3 decades, China has managed [to produce] about 90% of all worldwide consumer goods.
How did they manage to do this? By purposely devaluating their monetary exchange, [they] lure foreign Corporations and Capitalists [to move their businesses] to China.
Who benefits? Certainly not the billions of Chinese laborers who get paid slave wages. Worldwide Consumers? Think again. The cheap prices we pay for these goods are in exchange for the JOBS we [lose] when factories [move to China.] [This is] not to mention the “cheap and disposable quality of the goods we are paying for” and the proliferation of [fake and improperly processed food products] being sold to 3rd world markets.
Who then? Big Corporations, a handful of Billionaires, and of course, the “Chinese Ruling Class”.
Now I ask again: “Will these PROFITS ever “trickle” down to us?” Maybe if they bring back the Factories to the respective origin countries.
2. Environmental Impact
BECAUSE of the rapid Industrialization of China, not only are they the largest producer of Consumer goods, but [also] the largest producer of “Greenhouse Gases”, pollutants, and Industrial toxic wastes as well.
[China has] neither restrictions nor safeguards against this. [The] Chinese Ruling Class will look the other way so as not to encumber manufacturing in their factories. It is good if [these pollutants and wastes are contained] within their boundaries, but [what’s] to prevent them [from] leaking out into the oceans and the atmosphere?
With rapid Industrialization comes an insatiable need for resources. This is what [gives] rise to [China’s] “9 Dash Line” claim. This also gives them [the pretext] to “Flex Their Military Muscle”, consolidate their control over the disputed seas, and relentlessly exploit the natural resources of their “weaker neighbors” without regard to the destruction of ecological habitats.
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Citizens of the World, let us all unite in opposing China’s Imperialistic Dreams. Boycott Chinese made goods, buy locally produced goods or produced elsewhere but China, and convince Corporations to bring back Manufacturing to their respective countries.
“Citizens of the World, let us all unite in opposing China’s Imperialistic Dreams. Boycott Chinese made goods, buy locally produced goods or produced elsewhere but China, and convince Corporations to bring back Manufacturing to their respective countries.”
If you believe in this cause, please share with your friends around the world.