Back in 1996, about 88 Haitian children died from a poisonous drug substance that was given to them. It was traced back to China. Then last year 100 people died in Panama from a poisonous chemical in their medicine. The product was once again traced back to China. Also last year 18 people in China died from poisonous medicine. In May of this year, the Dominican Republic found tainted tubes of toothpaste that were imported into their country from China.
Then, of course, we had our own pet food scare, toothpaste recalls, tire recalls, and now a block on seafood–all originating from China. These incidents have taken place in other nations around the world as well. In a previous post I briefly mentioned China’s ongoing resistance to change its unfair trading practices. As it turns out, the Chinese companies making chemical products are not qualified to do so. They have been able to hide the origin of their products by selling them to companies in other nations (primarily European nations) who then resell the products on the world market without any notification of where those products originate.
Now that the U.S. is not allowing certain Chinese seafood into our country because it has been repeatedly found to be tainted with dangerous chemicals, a top Chinese official, Li Changjiang, is protesting the block. He criticized the block for being “indiscriminate” and has urged the FDA to try to work things out with them instead of automatically stopping the seafood from being imported here, according to CNN. Mr. Changjiang’s protest seems like too little, too late to me. When U.S. officials were trying to investigate the origin of the poisonous products, more often than not the Chinese government stonewalled the process. Now all of a sudden they claim they want to cooperate?
The Chinese government has a history of human rights abuses and because they have gotten away with it for so long, their blatant disregard for human life and their corrupt way of thinking is being reflected in how they execute trades in the world market. As I mentioned before, they have been responsible for selling their goods internationally at below market prices, manipulating their currency, and violating intellectual property rights by counterfeiting products and have not received any type of punishment. So now the leaven of their evil ways has leavened the whole lump of international trade and it has cost many citizens in many nations their very lives. Now that their human rights abuses have stretched beyond their own borders, maybe the world will finally take necessary action to put a stop to their nonsense.
Yes, China’s economy has been strong, but because they are puffed up in their pride and don’t want anyone to tell them they are wrong for some of the things they do, their own pride and haughtiness will lead to the weakening of their economy if they’re not careful.
“Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [humble] is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–