Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Intell From the PRC

Companies brace for end of cheap "made-in-China" era

By Elaine Kurtenbach
From Blogger Pictures
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern China the world's factory floor.

A series of strikes over the past two months have been a rude wake-up call for the many foreign companies that depend on China's low costs to compete overseas, from makers of Christmas trees to manufacturers of gadgets like the iPad.

Tax preferences for foreign companies ended in 2007. Land, water, energy and shipping costs are on the rise. Many of today's factory workers of toys and trinkets, Christmas trees and cheap shoes have higher ambitions than their parents, who generally saved their earnings from assembling toys and television sets for retirement in their rural hometowns.

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Excerpts from Chapter 4- INTELL FROM THE PRC
Remember ninety-five percent of all US products are made in China. If the communist party wants to squeeze the US all they have to do is impose severe taxes on our factories or just shut off the power. Those black-outs they have every week could become permanent. What makes you think China and the pinko party are going to sit still when they have a prime opportunity in their lap?...and we handed it to them.”

"Let's say for a moment that China decided to impose a factory shutdown or strike if you will...for whatever reason...a month or longer. Let's say for three months all US products made in China are no longer crowding Walmart's shelves. Do you suppose for one minute what the impact would be to our economy? Who would make our products for almost nothing? China is the riskiest link in our economic chain. And as you know the Chinese are most eager to get their hands on US trade secrets. Don't be fooled for one minute.”

“In one hand China has the funds and the Russian weapons factories...and in the other hand they have the US by the _____. While the US is spending billions fighting three wars the PRC is building up their military machine. We're playing a game of checkers while they're playing a game of chess! Don't you see? It's a danger we're able to engage...We're able to realize the danger because we can as a superpower to survive and preserve our freedom. Hopefully our government is not looking the wrong way."

Audiences can look forward to Harrison Court-006 as the new American spy-hero adapted from Kensington Roth's spy novel Able Danger. The Harrison Court saga opens in Hong Kong for a clandestine meeting between Court and his Chinese counterpart Ying. The story's intriguing espionage develops throughout various locations in Rome, Washington DC, China, Maryland, Singapore, Malaysia, Florida, and Chicago.

Who will play the charismatic, leading man? Johnny Depp is slated for the role of Harrison Court-006 opposite the sexy and alluring Maggie Q as his spy-girl Missong. Court's Chinese counterpart Ying is a role only Jet Li can deliver. Mark Ruffalo is cast to depict the ruthless DaSage, and his spy-girl Volace is best portrayed by the beautiful Caterina Murino.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Genre Novelist/Screenwriter Known for his spy thrillers set in exotic locations across the globe, Kensington Roth is the author of this highly acclaimed, explosive spy-thriller since James Bond. Able Danger sets the international espionage spectrum of sequels.