I hadn't heard Obama's 'let's ban everything from china' quip but if that's the case he's a massive idiot and it strengthens my claim that he's just running on hyperbole and hype rather than logic and reason and of course, the sticking point in this thread, experience.
I went to Shanghai for the weekend, first trip to Mainland China if you don't count Macau and Shenzhen and have to admit that I had been one of the people fooled by the anti china rhetoric and propoganda that the West and in particular, the US spew incessantly. What a fantastic place. What welcoming people. If anyone thinks they can stop the Chinese march towards world domination they have clearly not been to China. Will China even need the US in 20 years time? They have enough consumers of their own and the foresight of the government blows me away. In any case, American consumers are addicted to cheap products, they can't say no to China even if Obama is telling them to. It's like me saying I'll give up coffee because Dr Oz tells me to Not going to happen.
I got back from Shanghai and signed up straight away for Mandarin lessons. Not that I think we'll need Mandarin to get ahead in this world, the Chinese are busy learning English, but because I'd really love to live in Shanghai at some point. I imagine that the China of today is like the US of the 30's. It seems a world of opportunity despite a few obvious problems of censorship in the media etc.
And then of course, we have the most recent Obama hypocrisy with his 'layoff my wife' whinge. Surely it's not rocket science, if you don't want your wife to become fair game don't get her to preach for you.
Speaking of preachers...