Steven Mosher, China Expert and President of Population Research Institute, Urges Boycott Of Chinese Goods
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2001
Contact Scott Weinberg
FRONT ROYAL, Va., April 5 /U.S. Newswire/ – “As American sailors are being held hostage for further American concessions, and their battered surveillance plane is being stripped on a Chinese runway, it is time that we abandoned the pretence of normal relations with China,” stated Steven Mosher, president of Population Research Institute, internationally known China expert and author of Hegemon: China’s Plan to Dominate Asia and the World (Encounter Books, July 2000).
“Despite the claim of the pro-business types that democracy follows markets, China remains today a one-party dictatorship boasting one of the worst human rights records in the world. Their oppressive one-child policy, the genocide of the Tibetan people, and the persecution of Christians and Buddhists are only a few of the reasons why the Chinese Communists have become a byword for brutality,” Mosher said.
“Ruling by force and the threat of force, this government is almost by definition a danger to its own people and to the world” says Mosher. “Now it is endangering our military personnel as well. How should we deal with this new hostage crisis? I urge all Americans, of both political parties, to join together with Population Research Institute in a nationwide boycott of all Chinese-made goods. China believes that, as one Chinese official has said, that ‘business is business, and politics is politics.’ That is, Chinese leaders believe that they can continue to hold our crew hostage and – at the same time – continue to rack up a hefty trade surplus of $83 billion a year, or $1-1/2 billion a week.”
“Millions of American consumers have to let them know that they are wrong” continued Mosher. “They have to say, ‘We will not spend one penny on Chinese-made goods as long as American military personnel are being held against their will.’ Chinese leaders may flaunt international law, they may ignore human rights, but they will surely take notice when their supply of U.S. dollars begins to trickle off. Let us remember that this is not the first act of aggression by the Communist Chinese against the United States. Nor will it be the last. It is simply part of a greater plan to break the back of the United States in Asia. In its drive for hegemony in Asia and the rest of the world, China will continue its territorial expansion into the South China Sea and will increase its threats toward Taiwan. China is the only major country currently undertaking a significant military expansion. This does not bode well for China’s neighbors, nor for the United States.”
Mosher concluded by stating, “The time to send a message is now: Don’t Buy Chinese goods.”
A Capitol Hill security briefing given by Steven Mosher on Hegemon was covered by CSPAN-2 Book TV and aired a total of five times. Mosher has recently spoken to the CIA, the FBI and U.S. Congressional leaders on the escalating Chinese military threat to the United States and its Asian allies. Autographed copies of Hegemon, now in its fifth printing, are available through Population Research Institute for a donation of $25 or more.
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