Why China is buying up the US

From pork to theaters to oil and gas, Chinese companies are snapping up U.S. assets, rekindling Americans' economic insecurities. Here's a look at some recent deals -- and some that failed.

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Jun 19, 2013 1:59PM
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The Chinese will not defeat us militarily, they will do it economically.

 

Does it surprise anyone that MSNBC would print benefits to a communist country taking over American business? 

Jun 19, 2013 1:44PM
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Effective way to invade don't you think? No building damage and no dead bodies.
Jun 19, 2013 2:12PM
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Well, people wanted cheap stuff because, god forbid, if we have to pay living wages to our workers here in US and follow proper work standards, how would the companies make profits? Well, now that shortsightedness is coming back to bite us. And we lost our manufacturing sector. Well done, consumers!
Jun 19, 2013 2:07PM
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We are our worst enemy. We are the feet made of clay that supports all the other countries. We have allowed others to goven how and what we use in our lives. Yes, it is a good way to invade our country. Allow these people to run our companies, work in our govenment. be in our country, so to learn more about us and our security. We are so quick to allow others who was never born or rasied in our country to come in and do as they please. This is the begining of sorrow for our country. This is the begining of destruction to come......With all the warning signs; from bad contaminated product to heaven knows what else is being sold in our country that comes from other foreign countries. DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND, THEY ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS, THEY COULD GIVE A DAMN ABOUT US OR OUR FAMILIES. ITS ALL ABOUT RESOURCES. WIN THE COUNTRY, REAP THE REWARDS.GOD BLESS AMERICA. but its what we do with what we have that will make the difference.

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The republican congress and Clinton opened up free trade, with China, under the guise that it will create American jobs. We can see the truth behind these lies, with our high unemployment, and all the mfg. jobs that were shipped to China. Now the Chinese have trillions of our dollars, to come back, and wage economic warfare, against us. Never trust a politician, to do what is right, for this country.
Jun 19, 2013 1:28PM
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This so sucks!! And china is such a Communist country! Look at all the problems they have with dangerous ingredients in Dog and cat foods and treats! Tainted milk,baby formulas and OH BOY Organic produce from there?? Yeah, I will bet THAT stuff is healthy! Look at all the pollution that country has now,thanks to them buying up our debt, which meant having our stuff made thier, and now they are mad at us for our factories spewing out pollutants!! Not good! Any other country but China!
Jun 19, 2013 1:59PM
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Simply boycott companies in America that are own by the Chinese.  And, whatever you do don't each anything imported into our country from China.
Jun 19, 2013 2:53PM
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This is what happens when you allow greed and stupidity rule in business and the government. China is not our friend, but our enemy. How long will this be allowed to continue before Americans take action and stop this take over of America from within?

It seems our government has no intention of stopping this, so how long before we do?

I try to buy products made anywhere else but China or Vietnam. Still it seems some products there simply are no other options for.  

Jun 19, 2013 3:29PM
Jun 19, 2013 2:44PM
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Wow! Think of all the labels that will have to be changed from "Made in China" to "Made in America by Chinese"!
Jun 19, 2013 2:02PM
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Foreign entities (including those from China and wealthy Evil Religion countries) are buying their way into the USA because Americans don't have the money to invest in their own country anymore.  The Obama Administration has spent much of the last 5 years creating a climate hostile to business...raising corporate taxes, egging on the mean-spirited bashing of corporations/anyone with money by the media and Hollywood, imposing prohibitively expensive government programmes (E.G. OBAMACARE), and creating more entitlement programmes that create a major disincentive to working for a living. 

 

Simply put, if America can't afford to invest in itself, then foreign entities will invest instead, and many of those entities won't have America's best interests in mind.

Jun 19, 2013 2:35PM
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We let China hold our debt but we freak went they invest? Back in the 80's, it was Japan buying up assets here, everything from real-estate to lobster farms. China is using that interest we're paying on our debt to purchase these so the best actions for us to take on, or increase our actions, are to pay down this debt-16.7 trillion and counting.

 

I commented yesterday about China's massive building projects to bring rural citizens into the cities so that they consume more. The rural communities only consume what they produce on their farms, not much else. So..... here's how this may play out;

 

1- China has success with these investments, improving their own at our expense, as we become debt slaves to them.

 

2- China fails or is slow to make these changes, increased pollution, plunging GDP, which will drag us and the other economies down.

 

It's time to be serious about our debt !!!

Jun 19, 2013 2:47PM
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Wake up America, before, during the last 8 years China paid good money to American Corporations to outsource our jobs producing an everlasting economical down turn in our USA. This terrible situation  we still trying to overcome inventing new jobs for Americans to replaced the millions sent overseas. Now China wants to buy our  mighty food to feed them Chinese, when their  their billions  get very hungry.  Are we fools again to let them  to outsourced our food manufacturing, then the end will be very near for our USA  when China have taken over our Industries and now our food!

Jun 19, 2013 2:23PM
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thanks to Obama and walmart. china will conquer America without firing a single shot.
Jun 27, 2013 9:41PM
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It is the ultimate arrogance to say that the Chinese will adapt to U.S. values and that by letting them control a major section of the U.S. economy, that they will be so enamored by America that they will be co-opted into our ways.

 

Hubris, arrogance and greed are setting us on a path the end of which is ugly for America,

Jun 19, 2013 2:37PM
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What happened to all the other 700 comments???
Jun 19, 2013 2:24PM
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China has been buying America hardily since 1978
Jun 19, 2013 2:01PM
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Well I guess if China and Japan. and Russia, and Germany all own us, does this mean we do not have to fear them using Nukes on us? Some how I think that is what our Government thinks, what do you think ? If they all own apart of the United States do you think at some point they will have war hear as to who wins at owning more of America?
Jun 19, 2013 2:35PM
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Any correlation with the fact that China has no liberal progressives?
Jun 19, 2013 2:25PM
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There were 24 pages and they just up and left.

 

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