Comments on: Why U.S. angst over Chinese buyouts is warranted Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: TheNeutralParty Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:57:49 +0000 Everything will be fine.

By: UauS Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:21:28 +0000 @NYQ: Do you realize that Yukos was a private company too?
In totalitarian states like Russia and China it doesn’t matter much… and that’s a MAIN difference.

By: UauS Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:54:23 +0000 @EconCassandra: Ditto! And at the same time the Russian mafioso government is buying greedy European politicians and bureaucrats in droves… What a world we leave for our children!

By: EconCassandra Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:19:58 +0000 It is far too late to worry about the unintended consequences of free trade with China, especially for the US.


The Chinese government in the late 1970s had a severe problem after the collapse of the Maoist regime, which was a country near total economic collapse.

At that point they came up with a brilliant idea. Why not use the greedy wealthy class of the US to fund Chinese economic recovery?

It is indeed ironic that the US wealthy class is suddenly realizing that opening free trade with China may have been a massive mistake in just about every way imaginable.

The Chinese have used the US wealth (initially, then expanded to the EU) as a springboard to catapult themselves from a third-world nation not much different than North Korea, to the “heir apparent” for the greatest geopolitical power on earth.

It is ironic, indeed, because it was the European nations (along with the US later) that succeeded in destroying a stable culture that had lasted for thousands of years.

The Europeans attempted to get the Chinese people hooked on drugs so they wouldn’t have to pay them for trade goods, as well as managed to overthrow the Chinese government, thus ushering in the reign of Maoist communism.

The weapon the Europeans used?

Free trade.

The irony lies in the fact that the Chinese are now about to destroy both the US and European as nations by the exact same weapon used against them.

The supreme irony is that the never-ending greed of the wealthy class prevents them from understanding what China is doing.

Unfortunately, we will all suffer for their greed and incredible stupidity.

By: UauS Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:38:57 +0000 Today’s China is a totalitarian regime that tries to disguise itself behind the pseudo-capitalistic facade.
But hey, for the US corporate bosses… pecunia non olet!

By: John2244 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:33:10 +0000 OMG – does this author even understand economics?
> She is implying that the Chinese companies are state owned
> State owned companies are not as efficient as private
> If they are raising capital from the government – then the US divisions benefit as they are getting investment from Chines taxpayers

Whats the problem?

A free market – means a free market. On our end we might think a company like Boeing creates millions of American export jobs – but does it? Or is it subsidized by billions in military contracts funded by US taxpayers. I don’t really know but I say let any company buy any company.

By: rikfre Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:18:10 +0000 Lets face it..there is a very large “For Sale” sign over this country. Dollar bill wallpaper will be next.

By: rocque Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:31:10 +0000 I would like to know the names of all companies owned by the Red Chinese. From this article I have only Smithfield Foods. This article did not change my mind. It confirmed what I already know.

So, does anyone have any names to add to the list? I want to know where NOT to buy.

By: nozone Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:41:40 +0000 The culprit in this is the US consumer. You don’t buy it, they can’t sell it. The business of governments and business is business as usual. Nebulas entities of power are easy targets in the blame game. Jobs and security will increase when us consumers decides to take responsibility for their own welfare, though buying the US made products of US owned companies. Every job that left this country was paid for at the checkout counter. The modern Chinese navy was paid for with US credit cards. WE fund their corporate and government espionage. I’m proud to be an American, and I’m sick of the “big brother should do something attitude.” I was sick of it thirty years ago.

By: Wantunbiasednew Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:09:20 +0000 Show me ONE United States major company that is edgy in any technology that is NOT effectively controlled by US government. State-owned, equity interest is just one way to control company, preferred by China because it is simple. When free market rules are not in line with US interests , US cries “foul”. Any of the following: Boeing, Intel, IBM, any major bank or oil company cannot be bought by any foreign company even at triple todays capitalization. Just acknowledge that any large United States company is effectively state-owned. So any of their acquisitions, always supported by US government are benign, just because we buy. Chinese are not US so their acquisitions are of course evil. I like sophisticated Reuter’s journalism.