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President Trump today announced new sanctions on China--including a ban on some students.

But these, I believe, are close to laughable.

I would, instead, suggest that we break all--all!--relations with China: that we no longer purchase anything manufactured there (even if that means that American consumers must pay a higher price, since what we purchase will not be manufactured by slave labor); and that we no longer allow any Chinese people to enter the US (or any Americans to enter China); and that we simply act as if China does not even exist.

And I am serious. Entirely.

(Note: The sole problem with this is the fact that we have become so dependent upon upon China for pharmaceuticals--both OTC and prescription ones. But perhaps we could purchase these from another source--say, Mexico?--until we ramp up our own manufacturing.)
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President Trump today announced new sanctions on China--including a ban on some students.

But these, I believe, are close to laughable.

I would, instead, suggest that we break all--all!--relations with China: that we no longer purchase anything manufactured there (even if that means that American consumers must pay a higher price, since what we purchase will not be manufactured by slave labor); and that we no longer allow any Chinese people to enter the US (or any Americans to enter China); and that we simply act as if China does not even exist.

And I am serious. Entirely.

(Note: The sole problem with this is the fact that we have become so dependent upon upon China for pharmaceuticals--both OTC and prescription ones. But perhaps we could purchase these from another source--say, Mexico?--until we ramp up our own manufacturing.)
Sounds nice on paper, but then OTHER COUNTRIES will buy from the lowest seller and China would undercut pricing to make sure they get business instead of us...

What you're suggesting is making sure everyone gets hurt...
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Sounds nice on paper, but then OTHER COUNTRIES will buy from the lowest seller and China would undercut pricing to make sure they get business instead of us...

What you're suggesting is making sure everyone gets hurt...

Make contracts with those other countries to buy from China when the fools undercut, and then those countries can sell those pharmaceuticals to us at the low price. See what China does. Eventually, the Chinese population will get enough backbone to demand, "Hey! What are you idiots trying to do to us?"

I don't believe China is the master of pharmaceuticals anyway.
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President Trump today announced new sanctions on China--including a ban on some students.

But these, I believe, are close to laughable.

I would, instead, suggest that we break all--all!--relations with China: that we no longer purchase anything manufactured there (even if that means that American consumers must pay a higher price, since what we purchase will not be manufactured by slave labor); and that we no longer allow any Chinese people to enter the US (or any Americans to enter China); and that we simply act as if China does not even exist.

And I am serious. Entirely.

(Note: The sole problem with this is the fact that we have become so dependent upon upon China for pharmaceuticals--both OTC and prescription ones. But perhaps we could purchase these from another source--say, Mexico?--until we ramp up our own manufacturing.)
what do ya have against Chinese? Good grief.
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Treat them like all other partners. not favored not cutthroat. just normal.
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what do ya have against Chinese? Good grief.
I think you are confusing the Chinese population with the government monkeys ruling China with an iron ass hole.
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what do ya have against Chinese? Good grief.
I have nothing at all against the Chinese people.

But I have a great deal against the communist Chinese government.

It is totalitarian--just as much so as, say, that of the former Soviet Union (back in the bad old days of the 1970s).
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Treat them like all other partners. not favored not cutthroat. just normal.
Do you really consider a totalitarian country to be a "partner"?

Evidently, you have a very low view of the US, if you consider this country to be in the same league with China...
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I have nothing at all against the Chinese people.

But I have a great deal against the communist Chinese government.

It is totalitarian--just as much so as, say, that of the former Soviet Union (back in the bad old days of the 1970s).
and none of our business.
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Do you really consider a totalitarian country to be a "partner"?

Evidently, you have a very low view of the US, if you consider this country to be in the same league with China...
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