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JimMeade
Veteran Advisor

US China Long Term Relations

https://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/the-long-term-damage-of-us-china-trade-dispute?did=238724&utm...

 

That SF article comments that some are concerned that long-term US-China trade relations are at risk and imply this will harm the American farmer.

In my opinion, behind this is the Asian preference for personal relationships in interaction.  They have people in a position for a long time and expect to develop relationshipos that inform how they do business.

The US model is more based on contracts and standards.  We don't want to do business with a bad operator, but so long as the person meets his contracts we shop around for the best deal.

The ones worrying about how the Chinese will think of you or me or our neighbor are playing the Chinese game.  Me?  I will sell to ADM, Cargill, GPC, Brenneman's or whoever's money is good.

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: US China Long Term Relations

To consider...   especially when it comes to technology, the advantage manufacturing in china and paying freight(and dealing with currency manipulation) over producing here close to a big market when most of the labor is robotic.....diminishes.   And we are moving more and more in that direction....

 

That lame argument from Apple about how many PHD's there are in China still relates to cheap labor.  And a labor force that is easier to import or hire since their here in school.

 

Feeding that chinese population without a cheap labor advantage might be a concern in the future.

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: US China Long Term Relations

Cameras on many street corners in the cities in China.   They are monitoring behavior of their citizens.  You step out of line and you are publicly shamed.  You behave, you get a better interest rate from the banks and you get props on your online dating services.    What a treat to live there.   Smiley Wink

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k-289
Esteemed Advisor

Re: US China Long Term Relations

We   have  cheap  labor  here ,  New  York  City  lawyers  work  for  a ''' $10  bill ''' ,  according  to  a  popular  Fox  program  host - - -

 

Maybe  we  can  get  some  farming  '''  cheap '''  tips   for  say  a  couple  $20's - - -  

 

""""   fair  &  balanced  '''''' ,  not  referring  to  the  federal  budget  being  the  disclaimer,   - - -

 

 

 

 

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: US China Long Term Relations

roaringtiger1, 

 

With the recent discussions and revelations of personal information handling by facebook in the US, and the size of the google harvesting of personal information in this mornings 700+ billion in WEEKLY profits in advertising projection-------- your china comment doesnt seem as far down the socialist rat hole as America is.  

With our congress fighting over personal content of texts and emails from private servers that were obtained without permission of the owner, how can we be outraged at lack of privacy in China?

 

Did I get your point?   🙂

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