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« on: August 13, 2007, 06:17:34 PM »

Chinese CEO kills self after the toy company was accused of shipping lead-based toys. ninja
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 07:14:58 PM »

This is the first of many I think....
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 08:52:21 PM »

Oh I bet he did it himself.

But I bet they handed him the rope and told him to save them the trouble.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 09:30:37 PM »

I kind of like how China doesn't fuck around.  There was one government official who was discovered to have taken $750,000 in bribes.  He was executed.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 09:41:22 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 13, 2007, 09:30:37 PM

I kind of like how China doesn't fuck around.  There was one government official who was discovered to have taken $750,000 in bribes.  He was executed.

Climbing the corporate ladder would be SO much easier if we dealt with corporate crime that way.   nod paranoid
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 10:02:15 PM »

I'm sure the Chinese toy industry will be much safer now that this one guy is dead. Feel free to lick all the Sasame Street toys you want, kids!
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 10:31:47 PM »

I doubt if this makes anything much safer. I'm sure the Chinese Government turned a blind eye to this for years. Now that there is international pressure on them, they parade out a few scapegoats. This is a problem that will take decades to fix properly.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 12:46:03 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 09:41:22 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on August 13, 2007, 09:30:37 PM

I kind of like how China doesn't fuck around.  There was one government official who was discovered to have taken $750,000 in bribes.  He was executed.

Climbing the corporate ladder would be SO much easier if we dealt with corporate crime that way.   nod paranoid

or we could use the Klingon way!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 01:20:43 AM »

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on August 13, 2007, 10:31:47 PM

I doubt if this makes anything much safer. I'm sure the Chinese Government turned a blind eye to this for years. Now that there is international pressure on them, they parade out a few scapegoats. This is a problem that will take decades to fix properly.

+forever.

The government doesn't care (or didn't) as long as the economy was expanding.  Now that they may have a black eye they're moving to 'correct it'...but only superficially so.

I wonder why this isn't an issue for the election. You'd think with all the unsafe stuff they've been sending us, there'd be some kind of backlash.
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 01:29:39 AM »

Quote from: Grievous Angel on August 13, 2007, 10:02:15 PM

I'm sure the Chinese toy industry will be much safer now that this one guy is dead. Feel free to lick all the Sasame Street toys you want, kids!
Can you tell me how to get to Sasame Street?
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 01:31:13 AM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 14, 2007, 01:29:39 AM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on August 13, 2007, 10:02:15 PM

I'm sure the Chinese toy industry will be much safer now that this one guy is dead. Feel free to lick all the Sasame Street toys you want, kids!
Can you tell me how to get to Sasame Street?

it's in Chinatown.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 02:04:17 AM »

its not a big deal for the elections because there is an entire WORLD of special interests involved, all of whom are free trade buffs.  the only one (that ive picked up on so far) who is a bit more protectionist (and even he isnt compared to candidates from years ago) is edwards.  on the republican side ron paul i would guess leans toward a more protectionist stance because he seems to favor a bit of a withdrawal from us entanglement abroad but im pretty much only guessing on his economic policy here.

other than that the republican party broadly is free trade,  and clinton at least WAS pretty unabashedly free trade though shes been backtracking lately to appeal to that magical thing known only to politicians as "the base"

however its a sketchy issue to tackle because cheap chinese imports are a huge check on inflation.  not to mention theres sort of an unspoken arrangement whereby the us imports huge amounts of chinese goods and in exchange the chinese soak up our debt in the form of bonds - which keeps our interest rates low

these are really only the superficial and most obvious reasons why its not a big election issue - there are a thousand and one others - among which the fact that really, how many us citizens have been harmed?  and how rapidly the chinese have been attempting to address the issues.  its ironic how much a communist country is now the land of cowboy capitalism
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 02:51:43 AM »

Any real reform would have to come from within China, but right wingers are always the biggest destroyers of civil rights (and especially labor unions), and the Chinese variety are no different.  Well... not different aside from the fact that US tech firms are helping them keep their citizens under heel.

That's pretty much why they made sure trade from China had no relation to civil rights: why would they bother holding China to a standard they are trying to destroy in the USA?
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 02:56:11 AM »

I see China uses the Imperial Army merit system.
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