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Danny
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Post Number: 3893
Registered: 02-2004
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Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a while ago, Channel 4 News did a domcumentary on the China Syndrome. Devin Scillian reported that Communist China is on the verge of a economic boom in manufacting jobs. In a matter of fact. In Shanghai, China, The Chinese automaker Geely not only has a mass production plant, but a small dorm-like town made from Geely workers and Geely is planning and expansion of its town, plus the company is thinking about installing a North American HQ and a "Geelytown" in Downtown Detroit. Within the next 20 years Communist RED STAR China would be the number 1 country in the world in manafacting jobs. While in the U.S. including Detroit will stuck in 1930s like depression type period. As for right now more jobs, especially in Michigan are outsouring to China, due to cheap land, and lower tax base, and cheap minimum wages. What our feeble leaders in the U.S. should do is join the global bandwagon and increase international trade and relations between RED STAR China and the U.S. before it would be " Survival of the Fittest." Any thoughts?

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Bob
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Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 10:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At least if we have to have Geely come to the US, have them bring jobs to Detroit. Geely's headquarters on the Hudson site?
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 10:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good think Kwame went to Africa to research the next economic development superpower!
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623kraw
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Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 7:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The benefit of the African trip to Detroit: "It opened my eyes to things going on in the world," Kilpatrick said. "It was a powerful opportunity for me. My name is Kwame Malik, and I'd never been on the African continent."




WOW. This was quite beneficial. Kwame found out his real name several thousand taxpayer dollars later. He's never been there? Time for a return trip, but not on his dime...
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Mpow
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Post Number: 190
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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 2:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This from businessweek
"Detroit emerged as surprising contender when Harmer discovered that there are more 1500 Mandarin-speaking engineers living in the Detroit area. This potentially an enormous asset for a company such as Geely that is trying to learn about the American market, he said. Detroit's global reputation as an automotive center and the fact that other international automakers such as Hyundai, Toyota, and Volkswagen all operate inside the Detroit metroplex also make the region attractive."

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