China’s Infrastructure…?

Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you’re starting to think, “Beijing looks like a pretty good option.”

I guess that’s true if you pick up what China’s layin’ down:

Man – that does look nice…Oh wait a minute:

QandO has a bit more on the real China.

Ed Morressey expands:

Does Barack Obama understand the nature of the Beijing regime? The reason that the government can afford all of this spending is that they control the means of production and the wealth of the nation. They can confiscate what they want at will and spend it where they like. And in Beijing, they spent it where the cameras would be pointed.

Also, did Obama not see how a third of China fell down in the earthquake and killed 76,000 people?

 

Also – this from the Times of London

THOUSANDS of Chinese farmers face ruin because their water has been cut off to guarantee supplies to the Olympics in Beijing, and officials are now trying to cover up a grotesque scandal of blunders, lies and repression.

In the capital, foreign dignitaries have admired millions of flowers in bloom and lush, well-watered greens around its famous sights. But just 90 minutes south by train, peasants are hacking at the dry earth as their crops wilt, their money runs out and the work of generations gives way to despair, debt and, in a few cases, suicide.

In between these two Chinas stands a cordon of roadblocks and hundreds of security agents deployed to make sure that the one never sees the other.

The water scandal is a parable of what can happen when a demanding global event is awarded to a poor agricultural nation run by a dictatorship; and the irony is that none of it has turned out to be necessary.

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One Response to “China’s Infrastructure…?”

  1. Kenny Grooms Says:

    Obama says and people believe – regardless of whether or not it is based in fact. Obama saw exactly what the Chinese wanted him to see and then came back and told his loving followers. Now it is the gospel truth. Our ports, roads, trains – all of it – far inferior to China. Does Barak, or the throngs of puppy-love followers know anything about China? The country has horrible roads, virtually no rail system – except from Chinese owned manufacturing facilities to the ports, and they steal most of their “innovation” from other countries. US manufacturers lose billions of dollars every year due to Chinese “cloning” of US products and manufacturing equipment. Obama has been looking at the Olympics and thinking this represents the whole country. It doesn’t even represent the real Beijing!
    This “global citizen” that criticizes the US so heavily knows nothing about the world outside – despite having grown up abroad.


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