Almost everyone knows that China is a big export
country, but few realise that China is also a big import
nation, and the rate of its import, especially from the
United States, is growing rapidly in recent years.
While the items that China exports are mainly
well-made, and sometime not so well-made, industry products,
the items China imports are primarily “raw materials”. But
the "raw" materials are not all "raw",
and a great proportion of which are discarded industrial
waste, the so-called “recycling garbage”, chiefly comes from
the United States, the No.
1 resource consuming and garbage producing nation on
According to the figures released by Chinese
customs, between 2004 and 2008, America’s overall import
to China has doubled, while its garbage import increased
6 fold, making it America's biggest import category to China.
It could be argued that Chinese are at fault
for allowing their already polluted and crowded land to be
turned into America’s dumping ground. But since American
government and media make a lot of noise about China's environmental
consequences, should they at least stop dumping rubbish
on Chinese soil? And when we, from time to time, hear news
about how Chinese customs seize yet another load of non-recyclable
garbage cargo illegally
exported from the United States, should Americans be
condemned for recklessly putting China's environment and
Chinese lives at risk and thus demanded them to pay for cleaning
up the mess they created?
In a recently interview with Australian media, American
President Obama said that "if over a billion
Chinese citizens have the same living patterns as Australians
and Americans do right now then all of us are in for a
very miserable time, the planet just can’t sustain it.”
There is no problem with China becoming America's
rubbish dumping ground, not at all. But if Chinese want to copycat Americans'
living pattern by consuming as much resources and producing
as much garbage as Americans do, they've “got to make a decision
about a new model that is more sustainable that allows them
to pursue the economic growth that they’re pursuing while
at the same time dealing with these environmental consequences”.
In other words, unless China can keep taking
in Americans garbage and keep letting Americans to take over
their portion of resource share, China must be stopped from
further developing their economy. “The point we’ve tried
to make is we can’t, we can’t allow China to wait,” Obama stressed
his resolve repeatedly to make sure Chinese do "understand
Well, we also have a point to make then. And
the point we’ve tried to make here is that despite his dark
skin, Obama apparently possesses a heart of White Supremacy
who believes that the West has the privilege to enjoy more
and contribute less than everyone else, such as Chinese.
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Our Biggest Export to China; Recycling Material
(aka Trash), John Konrad, gcaptain.com;
Guangzhou Customs Intercepted and Captured “Imported Rubbish”,
Interview with Barak Obama, Kerry O’Brien, abc.net.au
to Square One
Export to China (2)