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    Do you think there will be any? Will there be a backlash against buying Chinese produced goods? Will companies like Apple look to move production away from China?

    Or will we all just shrug our shoulders and carry on as before?

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    If stuff isn't made in China it will cost more.

    So I reckon it'll all just carry on like before.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    If stuff isn't made in China it will cost more.

    So I reckon it'll all just carry on like before.


    China famously has a terrible human rights record, state sponsored spying and espionage, zero respect for intellectual property and copyright etc. etc.

    Didn't stop people before.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post


    China famously has a terrible human rights record, state sponsored spying and espionage, zero respect for intellectual property and copyright etc. etc.

    Didn't stop people before.
    That. And very poor environmental performance which they've improved hugely of late IMO.

    FWIW it seems a bit unreasonable to 'blame' them.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Well I wonít be buying any of their bat soup thatís a fucking certainty


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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Take a look around your house a find all Chinese made goods. Throw them out.

    That's your phone fucked off for a start.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post


    China famously has a terrible human rights record, state sponsored spying and espionage, zero respect for intellectual property and copyright etc. etc.

    Didn't stop people before.
    Plus 300m folk in prison without charges.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Plus 300m folk in prison without charges.
    Over 20% of the population in prison? Really?

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    Do you think there will be any? Will there be a backlash against buying Chinese produced goods? Will companies like Apple look to move production away from China?

    Or will we all just shrug our shoulders and carry on as before?
    Individuals will say that they will stop buying stuff made in China, then they'll realise how difficult / impracticable that is and carry on as before!

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    US will most certainly be pulling medication production back the US.... Right now the US has no penicillin or aspirin production at all apparently.

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    There'll be a bit of change for some strategic stuff like pharma I guess

    Everything else will carry on as before

    Some of the calls for "retribution" are a bit confused. Why? As a punitive measure? Because China are "baddies"? Because people think if we were less reliant on Chinese manufacture we'd be less exposed (how exactly?)

    Lots of folk who seem to be keen on paying more for local product until you start asking them what of their standard of living they'd forgo to do that. Then some start blathering about how they're "sure" that if we made everything round the corner we'd "all be better off" and pretend it's not a real choice you'd have to make. At which point it's time to stop listening to them

    EDIT: Trump might foment a load of short-sighted nationalistic crap I suppose, depending on how many tens of thousands of Yanks end up dying and how that's going for him electorally. He wouldn't give a shit about long term impacts

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    A 'friend' on FB posted a meme about how we need to start manufacturing in the UK again, stop using China.

    He doesn't realise of course that IF that were to happen we'd NEED all the migrant workers he keeps banging on about 'sending home'

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    For me I just think, what would be the point?

    It wouldn’t make an iota of difference to your susceptibility to diseases coming out of Asia. Just make the country a bit poorer

    China wouldn’t give a fuck if the UK stopped buying its stuff, even if that would happen which it never will.

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    Default Re: Repercussions on China

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    A 'friend' on FB posted a meme about how we need to start manufacturing in the UK again, stop using China.

    He doesn't realise of course that IF that were to happen we'd NEED all the migrant workers he keeps banging on about 'sending home'
    Or put those living on Benefit Street to work. I'd love to stop buying stuff from China but I imagine that's pretty impossible. I guess I could stop buying direct, but then i'd just pay more for my stuff.

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