Date: 08-08-12 03:14
Here are two interesting articles.
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/1005-trade/242447-report-us-exports-to-china-outpace-rest-of-the-world- An August 6, 2012 article titled "Report: US exports to China outpace rest of the world" from thehill.com web site. I guess "the hill" as in Capital hill, the residential district in Washington, DC where the US Congress is situated.
By Vicki Needham
Nearly all congressional districts showed higher growth in exports to China last year than they did to all other markets around the world.
All told, 420 out of 435 had improved growth to China, according to a report by the U.S.-China Business Council.
"China is the third-largest U.S. export market and continues to provide growing opportunities for U.S. businesses, whether large or small,” USCBC Vice President Erin Ennis said.
During the last decade, the growth in U.S. exports to China was broad-based and widely shared among congressional districts.
Overall, exports have increased by $88 billion from 2000 to 2011, the report showed.
In 2011, 385 congressional districts, or 89 percent, had increased exports to China.
Between 2002 and 2011, 418 congressional districts experienced triple-digit growth.
Only exports to Canada were higher from 2000 to 2011, up $102 billion compared with the rise with Mexico of $86 billion. Brazil was fourth, with just a $28 billion increase in purchases.
“Equally important is that the gains in exports to China are felt widely throughout the country,” Ennis said.
"Even in states that have mixed export stories over recent years — such as Florida and New Hampshire — exports from congressional districts to China generally grew faster than those to the rest of the world."
The USCBC reported earlier this year that between 2000, the last full year before China joined the World Trade Organization, and 2011, U.S. exports to China rose 542 percent, to $103.9 billion from $16.2 billion.
Top exports to China in 2011 included agricultural products, computers and electronics, chemicals and transportation equipment, primarily aerospace and autos.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/exports-to-china-jump-even-from-districts-of-china-bashers/article/2504157 An August 6, 2012 article titled "Exports to China jump - even from districts of China-bashers" found at The Washington Examiner newspaper's web site.
By Paul Bedard
U.S. exports to China have jumped more than 500 percent over 10 years, notably from the districts of some of Beijing's harshest critics in Congress, a sharp contrast that some China watchers hope will cool Capitol Hill's mounting anti-China rhetoric.
The U.S.-China Business Council on Tuesday is releasing a tally of exports from all 435 congressional districts that shows exports from 420 of them had higher growth in exports to China in 2011 than they did to other markets around the globe.
Much of the growth came in districts represented by Beijing's loudest critics, like Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat who represents Akron, Ohio, and who's pushed to levy duties on China for refusing to reform its currency and who slapped the U.S. Olympic Committee for making Team USA's uniforms in China. According to excerpts of the report provided to Secrets, Ryan's district exported $131 million worth of goods to China in 2011, a 494 percent jump since 2002.
The Northern Virginia district of Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, a critic of a Chinese telecom firm, shipped goods worth $136 million to China last year, a 536 percent jump since 2002.
And the Toledo, Ohio, district of Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur exported $106 million to China last year, a 379 percent nine-year jump, despite her criticism of China's tax on U.S. auto imports.
The U.S.-China Business Council did not criticize any members in their fact-based report. But other China watchers told Secrets that the boost in exports should be nurtured, not criticized by lawmakers. "When an economy is looking for growth it makes little sense to be so critical of a major trading partner," one expert said.
Five Washington state districts are among the top 10 exporters, shipping a total of $8.6 billion in 2011, the list shows. Said U.S.-China Business Council Vice President Erin Ennis: "Exports to China contribute to America's economic recovery and support good jobs for American workers."
Study: Kitties kill 500 million birds, should be regulated
Pet kitties and their wild feral relatives kill a shocking 500 million birds and more than 3 billion other animals, according to new studies that prompted a leading Washington-based bird protection group to demand that local governments order their dog catchers to snag wild cats too.
One disturbing new study is based on evidence from "KittyCams" strapped on to 60 outdoor pet cats in Athens, Ga. The results: They each averaged 2.1 "kills" a week. Just 13 percent were birds, the rest were voles, lizards, chipmunks, frogs and small snakes.
While it would be hard to get cat owners to keep their pets inside, the American Bird Conservancy wants cat lovers and local governments to stop coddling feral cats and round them up. "Wildlife are being slaughtered and so often community leaders only seem to express concern for the cats," conservancy spokesman Robert Johns told Secrets.
Mainstream scream: Romney's gaffe patrol
Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's press corps peppering him with questions about "gaffes" made during his three-country trip as he visited the Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They yelled: "Gov. Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?" and "What about your gaffes?" and "Gov. Romney, do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?"
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "As Susan Milligan of U.S. News observed, 'The reporters behaved terribly.' Indeed, you couldn't ask for a better parody of journalists obsessed over the trivial. They declare something a gaffe and then pound away at it oblivious to the setting."
It's not all doom and gloom as the propaganda film "Death by China" would have you believe (See the thread titled "'Death By China'; China-Threat Propaganda From The Usual Suspects" found at the following link: http://www.asiawind.com/forums/read.php?f=11&i=174197&t=174197 )