China receives infrastructure contracts in United States

Is our media corrupt, lazy or stupid? Last week China Daily announced another infrastructure contract that the largest contractor in China — China State Construction Engineering Corp – won for a Manhattan, New York subway ventilation project worth around $100 million.

Yet, not a hint of this from our US media — short of a reference to “the Wall Street Journal quoted a source as saying”. I have yet to find the WSJ article.

China’s largest contractor, has, in fact, landed three infrastructure orders in the United States this year. A $410-million Hamilton Bridge project and a $1.7-billion entertainment project in the United States will be fulfilled by this Chinese contractor.

China State Construction has signed on as contractor for a high school, a railway station and the Chinese embassy in the US.

According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, overseas project contracts have increased 22.7 percent to $100.15 billion in the first 10 months of this year.

Stimulus money going towards Chinese causes include: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) U.S.-China Collaboration on Dinosaur Eggs and Education ($141,000 to date); HIV and Related High-risk Behaviors among Commercial Sex Male Clients in China ($90,484); Study of Coseismic Damage and Post-mainshock Healing on the Longmen-Shan Fault Ruptured in the 2008 M8 Wenchuan Earthquake in China ($108,558); Is the Tibetan Plateau Rising? ($327,277); Bioactive Compounds from the Biodiversity of China Vietnam ($400,000); see other entries here and inserting “China” as the keyword.

Is this the kind of bailout you expected with our tax dollars?

Additionally, China’s Suntech plans to build a solar panel assembly plant in the United States now that our government has announced $2.3 billion in tax credits to clean energy equipment manufacturers.

Other articles of interest:
How ClimateGate (global warming) affects YOU
ClimateGate uncovers GoogleGate?

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2 Responses to China receives infrastructure contracts in United States

  1. hkyson says:

    “Climategate” started out when there appeared on the Internet a collection of e-mails of a group of climatologists who work in the University of East Anglia in England. These documents reveal that some climatologists of international preeminence have manipulated the data of their investigations and have strongly tried to discredit climatologists who are not convinced that the increasing quantities of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are the cause of global warming.

    It is true that a majority of the scientists who study climatic tendencies in our atmosphere have arrived at the conclusion that the world’s climate is changing, and they have convinced a group of politicians, some of whom are politically powerful, of the truth of their conclusions.

    A minority, however, is skeptical. Some believe that recent data that suggest that the average temperature of the atmosphere is going up can be explained by natural variations in solar radiation and that global warming is a temporary phenomenon. Others believe that the historical evidence indicating that the temperature of the atmosphere is going up at a dangerous rate is simply not reliable.

    Such lacks of agreement are common in the sciences. They are reduced and eventually eliminated with the accumulation of new evidence and of more refined theories or even by completely new ones. Such debates can persist for a period of decades. Academics often throw invective at one another in these debates. But typically this does not mean much.

    But the case of climate change is different. If the evidence indicates that global warming is progressive, is caused principally by our industrial processes, and will probably cause disastrous changes in our atmosphere before the end of the twenty-first century, then we do not have the time to verify precisely if this evidence is reliable. Such a process would be a question of many years of new investigations. And if the alarmist climatologists are right, such a delay would be tragic for all humanity.

    The difficulty is that economic and climatologic systems are very complicated. They are not like celestial mechanics, which involves only the interaction of gravity and centrifugal force, and efforts to construct computerized models to describe these complicated systems simply cannot include all the factors that are influential in the evolution of these complicated systems.

    All this does not necessarily indicate that the alarmist climatologists are not right. But it really means that if global warming is occurring, we cannot know exactly what will be the average temperature of our atmosphere in the year 2100 and what will be the average sea level of the world’s ocean in that year.

    It also means that we cannot be confident that efforts by the industrialized countries to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere will have a significant influence on the evolution of the world’s climate.

    Alas, the reduction of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would be very costly and would greatly change the lives of all the inhabitants of our planet–with the possibility (perhaps even the probability!) that all these efforts will be completely useless.

    Harleigh Kyson Jr.

  2. buddybrown says:

    How is this possible? Isn’t the purpose of these projects to put Americans back to work? How is this happening without anyone saying anything .

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