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…since you can’t build cars.
China, the Bad Newz Kennels of Asia (noting its propensity for hanging dogs, beating them to death, and torturing them before skinning them to make puppy parmesan and other quaint dishes) is also known for its mistreatment of human beings. Now that Michael Vick is likely to be at least suspended from the NFL, he should look for a job with the Chinese government. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal has this to say about Chinese product safety:
Crash Course in Quality for Chinese Car: Chery’s Hot-Selling Amulet Crumples in a Russian Test, Raising Broad Safety Issue
By ANDREW OSBORN August 8, 2007; Page B1
MOSCOW — Add another product to the list of Chinese exports whose safety is being called into question: cars.
In one of the few crash-tests to date of a Chinese-made vehicle outside China, a Chery Amulet sedan’s front end folded like a concertina in a recent trial here.
From the same country that poisons our pets, sells us toothpaste with diethylene glycol (antifreeze), and murders political prisoners to harvest their organs comes the latest in Mainland Chinese product quality and consumer safety excellence: exploding barbeque grills.
We recently helped a neighbor set up a brand-new barbeque grill. The side burner worked fine, but the main burner would not ignite despite repeated spark applications from the ignitor. We finally tried a flame lighter, and the result was a blowtorch of burning propane–not from the burner, but from the conduit that led to the burner. In other words, the grill came with a defective propane gas connection that, under other circumstances, might have easily led to a fire or explosion.
The grill’s poor quality and unsafe condition told us at once where it had been manufactured, but we felt we had to confirm our suspicions. Upon checking the manufacturer’s label, we discovered as expected: MADE IN CHINA. We accordingly recommend the following Truth In Labeling country of origin for Chinese-made products.