Comments on: GE’s Immelt speaks out on China, exports and competition http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/21/ges-immelt-speaks-out-on-china-exports-and-competition/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: elainedecoulos http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/21/ges-immelt-speaks-out-on-china-exports-and-competition/#comment-910 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:42:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=748#comment-910 This may sound very politically incorrect, but why are we educating the best of India and China in the US and then training them in our companies? They do not seem to appreciate it. They only seem eager to compete with us.

Where would they be if we did not educate them, train them, outsource to them and buy their goods? Donald Trump is right. They cannot believe what they are getting away with. We better start waking up. I bet atleast 75% of the young Indian and Chinese participants at Davos were educated in America.

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By: SuperMike1661 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/21/ges-immelt-speaks-out-on-china-exports-and-competition/#comment-876 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:30:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=748#comment-876 note to Reuters staff:

Thanks for posting this. It WAS pretty incendiary, but it is something that Western readers need to know.

Also, I understand the “homer” nature of the Business Press, but Freeland’s interview, on this hugely important subject, was not her greatest day. Well, I must say that she DID press him on the difference between “political” communication. and “real” communication… at least.

Finally, unlike Jack Welch, Chairman Immelt is an earnest man who has not taken well to the hundreds of hours of PR and speaker training that he has received over the years (a key reason the Immelt was chosen to head the firm is because of his “honest face” and demeanor that lets him “sell” for a company that has always valued its public image, e.g. Reagon). But in this interview, Immelt fails miserably at disguising his own mixed feelings about what he is doing to his country and his father’s company.

mike cahill

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By: SuperMike1661 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/21/ges-immelt-speaks-out-on-china-exports-and-competition/#comment-873 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=748#comment-873 We can take Immelt at his word: He is positioning GE to win in China. He wants to win even if the Untied States loses. But can he play on both teams?

Should such a man be allowed to have any say at all in the strategy deliberations about United States trade policy?

Also, implicit in Immelt’s position is real danger that could easily lead to incredible disaster in the United States and the world. Immelt’s obfuscation about “cheap labor” is deeply disturbing. The United States was almost destroyed by the Slavery Question once before in a terrible civil war. Now, once again, we have profit seeking executives, many of whom do not KNOW their own country’s history, betraying the American commitment to Freedom itself. Americans hate slavery and will react with total anger when the discover what is being done to them by it.

The PRC is NOT a source of “cheap labor”. It is the home of Slaves owned by the CPC of the PRC. When Americans gain this knowledge, Immelt and his progeny may rue the day that they failed to take a stand. No matter what the future holds, Immelt and his supporters will deeply regret their lack of introspection on this point.

What Immelt avoids is the issue that HE KNOWS is arriving in the West with horrible and stultifying potential. There are 400 MILLION MORE slave workers standing on the sidelines in China’s interior. When this huge mass walks onto the Manufacturing playing field, then will Immelt and his apologists be thrown into the gutter by their fellow CPC “mangers”?

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