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China Launches New Laws to Hamper Foreign Firms

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 30, 2013


‘China’ and ‘free trade’ go together like bleach and ammonia-they are toxic. Before joining the WTO, Beijing told a ‘Chinese truth’ and promised many things, most of which never came to fruition. As a matter of fact, they have actually reversed course on many of those things since joining, I’m looking at you free speech and human rights.

Now the communist leaders, aka Beijing hit men, are taking it all one step further, they have declared open season of all foreign firms. Of note, they have attacked Apple, baby milk producers, and now are dogging Starbucks. All of this is done in the name of ‘justice’, a term which is mutually exclusive to the word ‘China’.

Below I have pasted a snippet of proof for this claim, but let me explain. Over the past 2000 years China has an abysmal record of inventing stuff. Before that they created things like paper, but then again, that was just a knockoff of a product that termites are famous for. Irrespective of their massive population and long history, the Chinese have proved capable of precious little, and they know this.

In order to overcome their natural suckiness, they do what comes natural to people from China, they lie and steal. In the current context this extends to business even more. Faced with the reality that everything ‘created’ in China is a cheap knock off, they must protect their home turf from evil foreign firms. In order to accomplish this, they are coming after us. Beijing says that we have double standards when it comes to the Chinese, but even if true, doesn’t this make sense? After all, do firms treat each country around the globe equally? Of course not!

What we do is cater products and services to the local market, can anyone say rat meat burgers? China’s sophomoric attempt at justice proves little more than the fact that thousands of years of in-breeding has left their gene pool weak and incapable of fair competition. Should their firms be forced to compete on equal footing, they would and do collapse.

Communists China’s latest attack on foreign firms.
Excerpt
“China’s newly revised consumer rights law, which tightens the liability of businesses, may help prevent multinationals from applying double standards on Chinese consumers, said a legal expert in Beijing on Tuesday.

The revision to the law on consumer rights and interests was adopted by China’s top legislature on Friday. It is the first such change since the legislation was adopted in 1993.

The revision has introduced a number of new ideas and practices in protecting consumer rights and kept up with international practice, said Liu Junhai, a law professor at the Renmin University of China in Beijing.

For instance, it first regulates how manufacturers should recall their faulty products. It also eases conditions under which consumers can ask to return, change or have merchandise repaired. The law also bans dealers from forcing consumers to make purchases or imposing unfair and unreasonable conditions, in such forms as articles in contracts and notices at their shops.

“On several occasions, I have been told by foreign businessmen that their companies applied different policies on Chinese consumers from those in their own countries because Chinese laws did not ask them to raise standards,” Liu said. Now, with the new law setting higher standards, they will have to follow, he said.

Multinationals have been caught in several controversial consumer rights disputes in recent years. In March, Apple was accused of offering discriminatory after-sales services in China by state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The report triggered waves of criticism and led Apple CEO Tim Cook to apologize in April.”

Link

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=&id=20131031000022

In this article we see how China is trying to force out a US firm under the name of ‘monopolistic practices’ , which is

Laughable when one considers the bit part that the firm, IDC plays. Oh yeah, the Chinese firm Huawei, is the same

One that allegedly employs spies to work on site for their firm.

Excerpt

A court in southern China’s Guangdong province has ordered US-based technology company InterDigital Communications (IDC) to pay Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei 20 million yuan (US$3.3 million) in compensation for monopolistic practices, according to Chinese media reports.

InterDigital and Huawei have sued each other on several occasions over the years and this legal action represents only one part of their long-lasting dispute.

In 2011, IDC sued Huawei for breaching its intellectual property in 11 of its 3G products, and also accused two other companies, Nokia and ZTE, of violating seven patents used to make the 3G wireless devices. According to reports, the International Trade Commission is expected to make its final decision in the case later this year.

Meanwhile, US authorities ruled against Huawei in a separate suit last year, finding the Chinese company unsuitable in its expansion into the US as part of the company’s facilities does not conform with local regulations regarding national security.

Link

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131030000090&cid=1206

2 Responses to “China Launches New Laws to Hamper Foreign Firms”

  1. Anonymous said

    Constitution of the People’s Republic of China – 1993

    Article 34

    All citizens of the People’s Republic of China who have reached the age of 18 have the right to vote and stand for election, regardless of ethnic status, race, sex, occupation, family background, religious belief, education, property status or length of residence, except persons deprived of political rights according to law.

    Article 35

    Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration.

    Article 37

    Freedom of the person of citizens of the People’s Republic of China is inviolable.

    No citizens may be arrested except with the approval or by decision of a people’s procuratorate or by decision of a people’s court, and arrests must be made by a public security organ.

    Unlawful detention or deprivation or restriction of citizens’ freedom of the person by other means is prohibited, and unlawful search of the person of citizens is prohibited.

    Article 41

    Citizens of the People’s Republic of China have the right to criticize and make suggestions regarding any state organ or functionary. Citizens have the right to make to relevant state organs complaints or charges against, or exposures of, any state organ or functionary for violation of the law or dereliction of duty, but fabrication or distortion of facts for purposes of libel or false incrimination is prohibited.

    The state organ concerned must deal with complaints, charges or exposures made by citizens in a responsible manner after ascertaining the facts. No one may suppress such complaints, charges and exposures or retaliate against the citizens making them.

    Citizens who have suffered losses as a result of infringement of their civic rights by any state organ or functionary have the right to compensation in accordance with the law.

    etc.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20040416231900/http://www.qis.net/chinalaw/prccon93.htm

    What a farce….

  2. Long time in China said

    The chicoms thugs merely cut and pasted the words just as they cut and paste everything else. They do not even understand what they had written.

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