This is part of a report from the Financial Times of London. Dr. Pinna’s comments appear below.
By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing, published September 2 2010 13:24
Foreign companies are losing market share in China across a broad range of industries because of discriminatory treatment by the government and regulators, according to the European Chamber of Commerce in China.
In its annual position paper, the organisation aired a host of complaints from its member companies and explicitly accused Beijing of violating its World Trade Organisation commitments through its heavy-handed certification requirements.
“Compulsory certification in excess of what is reasonable is being used to keep foreigners out of the market and business license requirements continue to exclude foreign companies from entire sectors,” the group said.
China uses business licensing to restrict foreign access to some sectors and applies “vague and unprecedentedly broad definitions of public security and critical infrastructure” in its certification of a wide range of products, the EU chamber said.
Dr. Pinna says:
The implications of this article from the Financial Times are that the Chinese Government is not being “fair” to the gigantic world capitalists who wouldÂ love to use the cheap Chinese labor and invade the growing Chinese domestic market in order to make enormous profits to ship back to their owners in the West.
What the F.T. is ignoring is the fact that the Chinese Government is COMMUNIST, NOT CAPITALIST! The function of a Communist government is to help its population live better, not worse! The function of a Capitalist Government is to make its Capitalist Owners richer and its workers poorer.
We can see that easily all over the West European and the American Governments are pouring money into their financial institutions while their workers are left without jobs.
Wouldn’t it be peculiar if the greatest Communist government on the Planet assisted those companies who only want workers as slaves to help those companies?
China may be the first Communist government in the history of mankind to actually help its workers and not its wealthy class.
We recall that the USSR failed dismally in this regard, probably because of the Russian heritage of Serfdom, where millions of peasants were treated like cattle and the same type of treatment prevailed under the Russian Communist regime.
Communist China has a different heritage.
The principal and most eloquent distinction is the fact that NUMERICALLY there are simply too many Chinese people to be controlled by the Chinese Government.
When a machine becomes larger and larger and more and more powerful, its pilots can no longer control it–it will fly on a pre-determined path, as the machine reflects the design of its component parts.
The Chinese peasant is the component part of the Chinese machine, and if that peasantry becomes unhappy, it will instantly destroy its pilots.
We can see the way in which Chinese Government officials rush to every natural disaster and take every means to rectify the damage. The Chinese Government is totally afraid of the power of the Chinese people. One and a half billion people is a quantity too large to control. Especially, since the men in the army are representative of the total population.
If the Chinese Government, through corruption, were to allow foreign companies to take advantage of their workers, there would be thousands of dead Government officials within days.
We must note that the Chinese Government is not adverse to using execution to destroy corrupt officials. They have already chosen a mechanism that will control their behavior.
The Chinese, unlike the Americans and Europeans, are very closely united genetically. This reflected in their culture.
Unlike Europeans, they dislike the use of alcohol. All types of brain depressing chemicals are avoided. Narcotic sales are punished with execution.
The Chinese family is very close and very united under a pattern of behavior that is over five thousand years old.
Chinese workers work diligently and complain little. They do not seek large compensation packages as do the Westerners.
For these reasons, the Chinese Government cannot allow Western Capitalists to enter their market without the severest controls.
The complaints expressed in the article of the F.T. will simply fall on deaf ears in China.
The Chinese Government knows that the Chinese people recognize the progress being made and there will be no way to change that methodology.