Is China about to bring the hammer down in Hong Kong?

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Joe Fan, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Consumers shouldn't have to pay higher prices. Making them shoulder the burden, especially the working and poor, is what creates inequality and dissatisfaction anyway. The problem is mainly with government policy here. The US government incentivized moving manufacturing to China specifically. If the government would have stayed out of it, some of the manufacturing would have gone to China but a significant portion would have gone to other places.

    Chinese labor rates are going way up now anyway. If the market is left to work that manufacturing will go to Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.
     
  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Seems kind of odd -- Walmart says it is teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTok (which is Chinese spyware)

    Also, the CEO just quit
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2020
  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  5. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 250+ Posts

    Probably won't be on iTunes much longer then. All China has to do is contact Apple and all of a sudden there will be some reason why it has to be pulled.
     
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  6. Joe Fan

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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    'Killer Satellites" might be a decent punk band name

     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  12. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 1,000+ Posts

    people still way underestimate the China issue. I think I've mentioned it before but I've been involved in multiple referrals to the FBI for things we believed to be passive espionage by Chinese diaspora working at the behest of the Chinese government.

    Russia took the classic Intel approach of training "spies". The Chinese may also do that, but they mostly teach people to just gather what is easy and available. China hoovers everything up and sends it home to parse. Russia used to try to place people in key spots. They are both hard to spot, but the Chinese approach leaves you always questioning your other employees motives.
     
  13. Joe Fan

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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    China hardly even needed "traditional spies" the last 3 decades as we were willing to just give them whatever they wanted
     
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  15. Joe Fan

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