Without this 40-year plan executed by U.S. leaders, China would still be a third-world country.
Back in the 1950s, Richard Nixon was a staunch anti-communist. In January 1969, one week into his presidency, Nixon met with his National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, Rockefeller’s right-hand man, and Communist China was given high priority. Kissinger controlled the foreign policy maneuvers and the back channels of diplomacy in a secretive, closely held style. In July 1971, President Nixon's National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger secretly visited Beijing during a trip to Pakistan, and laid the groundwork for Nixon's visit to China.
U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China was an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. It marked the first time a U.S. president had visited the PRC, who at that time considered the U.S. one of its staunchest foes. The visit has become a metaphor for an unexpected or uncharacteristic action by a politician.
After Nixon's visit he spoke about what this meant for the two countries in the future:
"This was the week that changed the world, as what we have said in that Communique is not nearly as important as what we will do in the years ahead to build a bridge across 16,000 miles and 22 years of hostilities which have divided us in the past. And what we have said today is that we shall build that bridge."
Gerald Ford’s one term presidency lasted from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977. He visited China one time, but the substance of the visit was in what Secretary of State Henry Kissinger called “personal assessments.” Kissinger also indicated that in order to "normalize" diplomatic relations with Peking, the U.S. may eventually pull its troops and the U.S. embassy out of Taiwan.
Jimmy Carter was a one-term governor of a small southern state with no national or international experience. Winning a close election against President Gerald R. Ford, Carter held office from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. Carter became the first president from the Deep South since before the Civil War. Once elected, Carter named Zbigniew Brzezinski, Rockefeller’s left-hand man, as his national security adviser.
Brzezinski encouraged Carter to expand American contacts with Communist China. In August 1977 an "Agreement in Principle" was signed with Panama, relinquishing U.S. rights to the Panama Canal to Red China. This paved the way for containers filled with cheap Chinese goods to enter the U.S.
[made changes] Although the transaction wasn’t fully revealed until the Carter administration, it was planned back in 1974 by Kissinger, Nixon's National Security Advisor. He had promised to end U.S. occupation of Panama and grant it operational control of the canal by 1999. Public opinion polls showed that three-quarters of the American people opposed this plan, and President Carter faced the brunt of their wrath for "giving away" the Panama Canal.
Carter continued to expand American contacts with communist China, granting the communist regime formal diplomatic recognition on January 1, 1979. To do so required the severing of diplomatic ties and withdrawal of recognition of non-communist Taiwan. Trade relations were established between China and the U.S., leading to huge imports of finished consumer goods from China.
President Bush, Sr.
Back in 19??, Gerald Ford, Nixon's successor, had appointed Bush to be Chief of the US Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China. Since the United States at the time maintained official relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan and not the People's Republic of China, the Liaison Office did not have the official status of an embassy. Therefore Bush did not formally hold the position of "ambassador", though he unofficially acted as one. The time that he spent in China — 14 months — was seen as largely beneficial for US-Chinese relations.
As president, Bush continued to expand Chinese relations initiated by Kissinger, through Nixon.
Per Matt Smith/CNN, October 10, 2000, commented,
“President Clinton closed years of political and economic debate Tuesday, and sealed a major achievement of his administration by signing a bill extending permanent, normal trade status to China. The 1999 bill eased China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). With WTO membership, China will make significant cuts in its tariffs, thus opening its markets to the products and investment of America and other countries.
"Trade with China will not only extend our nation's unprecedented economic growth, it offers us a chance to help shape the future of the world's most prosperous nation and to reaffirm our own global leadership for peace and prosperity," he said.
Boudicca, Dec. 2007 [what is this?],
“The Clinton North American Free Trade Agreement was the wholesale slaughter of the American middle class that also opened the door to another relinquishment of power, the WTO, ultimately resulting in Chinese poison foods and other dangerous products entering the U.S.”
This bill further stated, “China must grant Americans and others the right to setup distribution points within the country, open its financial and service sectors to international competitors, and allow outside participation in the development of its Internet and telecommunications sectors.”
U.S. companies provided China’s entire economic and business technology, and due to a convenient lack of alternative goods, U.S. leaders could guarantee that Americans would buy the cheap products “Made in China”. Huge incentives and tax-breaks were offered U.S. companies as enticements to relocate to China. And the oppressive business policies imposed by the Federal Government proved to be convincing motivations for U.S. companies to seek restriction-free, regulation-free, tax-free, Chinese employee-benefit-free super-cheap labor. China was transformed into a superpower because U.S. consumers purchased Chinese products, produced by American technology, American companies, and American finance factories.
Kenneth R. Timmerman, Nov. 2000, Center For Trade Policy Studies:
“Among the critical technologies the Chinese needed were U.S. supercomputers. In 1998, during the Clinton/Gore administration 600 military-grade supercomputers, the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical operations per second, were shipped to China.”
Without supercomputers, China could not contend in high-finance markets.
President Bush, Jr.
Jerome Corsi, Aug. 2006, World Net Daily: “Under the Bush Administration, the U.S. trade deficit with Communist China has expanded dramatically, increasing our dependency on China as a source of foreign exchange currency into which the U.S. Treasury sells debt to finance the large and seemingly endless Bush Administration budget deficits.”
Moscow Times, January 9, 2002, “In a move that pits national security concerns against commercial interests, U.S. President George Bush has eased restrictions on the export of supercomputers to Russia, China, Pakistan and a group of more than three dozen countries.
“The decision marks the second time computer export restrictions have been eased since 1999 and comes amid heightened national security concerns following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. It also comes nearly a month after Bush vowed to "toughen export controls.
“The Bush Administration also had to consider the effects on Taiwan, Hong Kong, American and Chinese economies. The Bush team came to the conclusion that there were other measures that could be taken besides revoking Most Favorite Nation (MFN) status in order to respond to Tiananmen."
After China suppressed its democracy movement and the Tiananmen Square protest in 1989, Congress opposed continuation of the country's Most Favorite Nation status, yet Bush and Clinton renewed those benefits.
Robert Oak, of Economic Populist, May 9, 2009 What GM is doing with U.S. taxpayer dollars… “General Motors Corp. will shift more production of vehicles bound for the U.S. market to China, Mexico, South Korea and Japan, but will keep total imports at roughly one-third of all sales here.
“In a confidential 12-page presentation to members of Congress, obtained by The Detroit News on Friday, GM said it will boost U.S. sales of vehicles built in those four countries by 98 percent -- or about 365,000 vehicles -- while shrinking production in Canada, Australia and European countries by about 130,000 vehicles.
“GM also disclosed it will start importing vehicles made in China in 2011, reaching 51,546 vehicles in 2014. Imports from South Korea to the United States will jump from 36,967 vehicles in 2010 to 157,126 in 2014.”
Automotive News Europe, Paul McVeigh,
Edmund Klamann, Reuters: “SHANGHAIGM expects to build a new Greenfield manufacturing facility in the near future in China to accommodate strong growth in the world's largest auto market.”
To America’s destruction, businesses, factories and jobs are uprooted and relocated to China and other countries—this would be impossible without the cooperation from government leaders from both political parties.| Articles