China: Before and After Election Day

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Television commercials featuring Chinese music, pictorial characters and gongs suggest that China has morphed from a "Communist threat" to an economic menace. While Democrats claim free trade pushed American jobs to a foreign country, Republicans say "green" stimulus money is being used to buy Chinese products. Have both parties found the same scapegoat to blame for America's problems?  Will policies change once the voting is over, or have US consumerism and profit-making combined to create an economic knot that can't easily be untied?




Warren Olney