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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Spying and Stealing by Communist China

I've told you some facts about the unfairness of our trade with China, how China violates the rules, and engages in spying and cheating and cheating. Let me give you an example of how this works.

DuPont had built a $17 billion-a-year industry selling a product called "Titanium white," which makes dozens of commonplace items white, from toothpaste to plastics to paint. China tried to buy the process from DuPont, but DuPont wouldn't sell its 70-year-old business. So the Communist Chinese just stole it, using a Chinese immigrant, Tze Chao, who worked for DuPont as an engineer. After his arrest, he explained that the Chinese, "in asking me to provide DuPont trade secrets to them, overtly appealed to my Chinese ethnicity and asked me to work for the good of the PRC." That's how many immigrants retain their loyalty to their native country.

A Chinese immigrant scientist named Kexue Huang, who held positions at both Dow AgroSciences and Cargill, stole their trade secrets and sent them to China to promote China's strategic science goals. He was caught and pled guilty, and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said, "These crimes present a danger to the U.S. economy and jeopardize our nation's leadership in innovation."

The free traders in the United States have been telling us for years that trade would lure China away from Communism, to embrace private enterprise, and become a good fellow in the global community. That isn't happening; although China has allowed a few powerful bosses to get very rich, the Communist Party has retained all the reins of power. China just issued a requirement that new lawyers must swear an oath of loyalty to the Communist Party. They must swear these words: "to uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Socialist system."

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