We don't want to know.
I think looking at it one part at a time is a waste. The real concern with supporting China's business practices is the copyright theft, predatory business practices, currency manipulation, intellectual theft via cyber spying, and the directly funding the Chinese military that continues to undermine Peace and Security in and around the South China Sea, the Sea of Japan, and now parts of the South Pacific. The US has kept the peace in that whole area. Now China wants in and uses bully tactics and outright take what they want mentality. That's wrong and that's not something we want to support with our hard earned dollars. And we are very much a part of the problem by letting China get away with it. But don't worry because it won't go on for long. The only way to make changes is the Trade War. That will iron things out. I still love my N1k. If Kawasaki chooses to build certain parts of my bike in China, that's on them. If they choose to build the bike in China, I won't buy the bike. Period. H-D sources many of their parts from China. So does many other US manufacturers. Your IPhone is made in China by Foxxcon (Taiwanese multi-national firm--not the same as Chinese). Yet Apple keeps building it there because all Apple cares about is their Profit Margin and building it in China via Foxxcon gives them that. That's what I mean about us being part of the problem. My problem with China is not China, it's that they choose NOT to play fair and takes whatever they want because they can and we let them. I'm quite sure there are many Chinese businesses that are willing to play by the rules in order to make money.
Oh BTW, Japan was doing this for a while too. Just to limited extent. And they didn't undermine our military at every turn like China does. It was just done in trade. All Corporations are alike. All they care about is money. They don't really care where something is made as long as the top makes money.
Last edited by OCLandspeeder; 10-23-2019 at 05:04 PM.