10 February 2023

Videos of the day -- the reality of China

The reality of China is very different from the picture most Westerners have.  The Chinese regime carefully curates the image it presents to the world, disguising what the country is really like.

And if you think the US has a problem with nasty chemicals in the food supply, that's nothing compared to what happens under the corruption and incompetence and lack of accountability endemic to a totalitarian regime.

Some food sold in the US comes from China -- next time you're out shopping, check the labels.  You may want to make different choices.


Blogger Lady M said...

I am always what comes from China. For example, the green tea from there is full of lead so source it from Japan. Plus they add all kinds of skanky preservatives and additives to the package food.

10 February, 2023 09:08  
Blogger Marc McKenzie said...

Hal Sparks has been talking about this on his show for quite a while now. He's been to China on several occasions--the last time right before COVID emerged--and he's never hesitated to pull back the curtain. A sharp contrast to China fluffers like Richard Wolff, who keeps insisting that China is some kind of economic and social juggernaut.

10 February, 2023 09:22  
Blogger Darrell Michaels said...

Pet foods from China have also been toxic in some cases over the years. I try not to buy any Chinese goods whenever possible.

10 February, 2023 11:29  
Blogger Lady M said...

Sorry meant to have the word suspicious in there.

10 February, 2023 14:07  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady M: You're definitely better off going for Japanese. They have the strictest food-safety standards of any country in the world.

Marc: I'm glad more people who know China are bringing us the truth.

Darrell: That's certainly not surprising. Our dogs and cats deserve better. As the video pointed out, even rich people in China itself avoid buying food that was produced there.

Lady M: I had my suspicions that you meant that. :-)

10 February, 2023 17:08  
Anonymous Reaganite Independent said...

There’s still a great deal of poverty in China, particularly away from the coast. Doesn’t bode well for the climate situation, those people aren’t going to stop burning coal and wood and buy electric cars anytime soon. The regime is not stable enough to do anything principled, visionary, or high-minded, they have to deliver growth at all costs… and there’s still a lot of hungry mouths to feed. They will continue to industrialize recklessly, at all our peril

16 February, 2023 00:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's true that poverty is pretty much always bad for the environment -- poor people tend to prioritize getting out of poverty over preserving the environment, understandably. We can see the same dynamic in places like Brazil or tropical Africa. I don't know what the answer is for that. Even if China had a better government, it would still take a long time to get the get the mass standard of living up to developed-world levels. There are still things that can be done, though. India and the Arab world are also relatively poor and they're doing a lot to develop solar power, for example.

16 February, 2023 01:40  
Anonymous Reaganite Independent said...

I read somewhere a couple years back the Chinese open a new coal-fired power plant every single day

16 February, 2023 03:37  

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