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.
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