Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Communists, Schmomunists, They've Got Money!

And we want it. So hey, what's a little poisoned food here or there, or the odd toxic chemical showing up in toothpaste. The Chinese government is now our friend, so we're willing to overlook a whole lot to work with them. Which is good, because apparently the Chinese government is willing to overlook a whole lot to make a good impression on the rest of the world in time for the Olympic games (and for all those lucrative foreign trade contracts).

The government has announced that it is indefinitely postponing the release of an environmental report on the costs of the nation's economic development. Apparently the Chinese government is hoping that the rest of the world isn't going to notice that they're the fastest growing threat to the planet's environment. Last month the Chinese government managed to remove the statistics that about 760,000 people were dying prematurely from air & water pollution EACH YEAR in an upcoming World Bank report (and you thought the World Bank couldn't be bought).

Who'd have thought that a right-wing conservative US government & the Communist Chinese government would have so much in common.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mark said...

Remember those Chinese sweatshops that hit the news and caused outrage across the nation? No, neither does the Bush administration or corporate America.

10:17 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Mark, I'm sure Bush remembers them. He had them moved here to the US, sending better US jobs there, so China would fund his war for oil and conquest and his no millionaire left behind program.

2:14 PM  

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