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GE and China

 

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

General Electric sees China as the world’s fastest growing market  and will depend on cheap labor to keep its technological edge. They are able to work with the Chinese state run companies without the restrictions being placed on them by the EPA, OSHA and dealing with labor unions Not only are they selling out American workers they are helping a foreign military to catch up with the U.S. aerospace industry. This is the same company who’s Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told American companies they need to hire more people. (2)

Dual use technologies

“Dual use” is a term referring to technologies that can be used for civilian and military applications. This is a hot topic when companies are doing business with the Chinese. In order for GE to engage in a joint venture with China’s state-run Aviation Industry Corp it must prove to the U.S. government that none of the technologies shared can be used cannot be used by the military.

Since China has a close relationship between the military and civilian sectors there are legitimate concerns of what the Chinese may learn from GE. What may seem innocent to the untrained eye can be used in deadly weapons. In 2004 china bought Boeing 737s by backward engineering the navigation system that had similar microchips used to guide American missiles and combat aircraft. The navigation system was duel use technology the Chinese should have never been allowed to receive.

2011

Concerned that the Chinese may again benefit from dual use technologies congress have requested that the Pentagon technology security officials to meet with GE to discuss concerns with the joint venture with the Chinese and what technologies will be shared and how this could possibly benefit the People’s liberation Army.

GE insists that this venture does not involve any military technology, and has been interviewed earlier by the Pentagon, Commerce and State Department officials. Considering GE’s cozy relationship with the current administration Rep. J. Randy Forbes, VA expressed “The American people have the right to be appalled that one of their largest corporations is giving away our technological edge and a large segment of our jobs to our nation’s largest military and commercial competitor,” (1)

At least some people get it.

Further reading:

  1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/31/inside-the-ring-918091775/?page=all#pagebreak
  2. http://www.ge.com/news/our_viewpoints/china.html

This Day in History: September 10, 1945 Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis. He was executed by firing squad.

Aiding our Enemy

 By Jim Emerson, staff writer

This week during a joint news conference with Chinese President Hu  Jintao in a Neville Chamberlin moment President Obama declared “I absolutely believe that China’s peaceful rise is good for the world, and it’s good for America.”

 Obama continued with, “We want to sell you planes, we want to sell you cars, we want to sell you software. And as President Hu and his government refocus the economy on expanding domestic demand, that offers opportunities for U.S. businesses, which ultimately translates into U.S. jobs.”

Naive?

The President believes a “A more robust China will also give the U.S. a stronger partner on international issues like counter-terrorism efforts and climate change”  China’s atrocious human rights record and no concerns regarding the environment, suggest  the 2009 Nobel prize winner must be wearing blinders designed for a Kentucky Derby contender .

While speaking at a luncheon with U.S. business leaders President Hu Jintao commented, “We do not engage in an arms race, we are not a military threat to any country. China will never seek to dominate or pursue an expansionist policy.” Of course they are not a military threat to anyone; just ask Tibet, Taiwan and North Korea.

Partnership?

The big news this week; China agreed to purchase 200 airplanes from Boeing for 19 Billion Dollars. That begs the question: how much of the necessary aircraft components are going to manufactured in China?

For the time being the United States leads the world in the aircraft industry and China is forming a partnership General Electric to provide engines for Chinese designed airliners. While the cooperation agreement doesn’t involve military designs, clearly whoever set up this deal must be ignorant of China’s disregard for patents and intellectual property rights. General Electric will provide China with avionics, electronics and engine technology that will have military applications.  Whether GE admits it or not they will be providing a future rival with the tools to use against them and America.

 The next time you see the Blue Angels perform just remember that the airframes are made by Boeing and their engine are manufactured by General Electric.

 The People’s Liberation Army

What has the people’s Army been up to this week? For one they have deployed a stealth missile speed boat to patrol the East China Sea. The web site that first revealed China’s stealth aircraft has announced that China has been restoring an old aircraft carrier they bought from Russia in 1998. The project will be used as a learning tool for the construction of Future Carriers. The Varyag has a Ski Jump design that is significantly smaller than a US carrier but the right size for China’s sea lanes.

On the eve of President Hu’s trip to the United States the Communist’s Party People’s Daily newspaper headline announced “If China becomes the world’s No. 1 nation ….” China believes that it has replaced the United States as the superpower and we have the Liberal Elites that will be more than happy to bow and let them have that title.

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To read more about these issues use these links:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/20/hu-says-china-military-threat-nation/

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=560292&p=2

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/19/usacross-out-usa-china-1/

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/01/20/2011012000706.html

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This day in history January 22

1973: The Supreme Court legalized most abortions in the Roe v. Wade case. It is widely understood that the Black population of America would be fully 33% larger if it were not for the slaughter this decision has resulted in to this day.

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