Boycotting China

My family made the personal decision to boycott china over a year ago.  This was not an easy decision, as over 60% of retail products are made in China.  It is not impossible, if you are prepared to be disappointed when the cheaper clothing, or less expensive toy for your child at Christmas is always made in China!

We have also decided to be flexible, so that if something is simply not available without considerable additional hardship we may still buy it, but we have found that you can reduce your China consumption by over 95%.

It just means you are the guy in the Future Shop turning over all the phones to find one made in Mexico or the Philippians (there were 2 models of 14).  After a while, not buying stuff made in China becomes a rewarding experience in and of itself, like an Easter Egg hunt!

To give you an idea of the vast gulf between most of us in the west and the Chinese leadership, check out this quote by Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party chief in Tibet. “The Dalai (Lama) is a jackal in Buddhist monk’s robes, an evil spirit with a human face and the heart of a beast.”

I have found one website that is slightly harder line than we are, as they propose boycotting western stores that carry Chinese stuff, but they seem to be the most organized and fastest growing, so I urge you to visit there website and consider boycotting China.

“The prevailing argument that market forces and international trade would transform China into a democracy has by now been completely discredited.

The only remaining way for concerned people to exert some positive influence on China seems to be through the power of the individual consumer. In short, a boycott of Made in China products.”



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