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    China Cornered The Market on PPE

    Trump administration weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE

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    Executives from 3M and Honeywell told US officials that the Chinese government in January began blocking exports of N95 respirators, booties, gloves and other supplies produced by their factories in China, according to a senior White House official.

    China paid the manufacturers their standard wholesale rates, but prohibited the vital items from being sold to anyone else, the official said.

    Around the same time that China cracked down on PPE exports, official data posted online shows that it imported 2.46 billion pieces of “epidemic prevention and control materials” between Jan. 24 and Feb. 29, the White House official said.
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    “Data from China’s own customs agency points to an attempt to corner the world market in PPE like gloves, goggles, and masks through massive increased purchases — even as China, the world’s largest PPE manufacturer, was restricting exports,” the official said.
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    https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/trump-...arding-of-ppe/
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    Perfect time to unload defective equipment...

    The Dutch government has recalled 600,000 medical masks imported from China to fight the Chinese virus after the masks were revealed to have defective filters.

    The Netherlands ordered 1.3 million masks from the communist nation to protect medical staff and patients from the deadly virus that emerged from China. The masks, which arrived on March 21st, were soon discovered to have faulty membranes, thus rendering them useless in preventing the spread of coronavirus.
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    “If those masks do not close properly, the virus particles can simply pass. We do not use them. That is unsafe for our people,” the person added.

    The government said that the masks had been shipped with the correct EU certification, meaning that the masks should have conformed to European health standards. However, an inspection revealed that the masks were defective.
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    The Netherlands is just the latest European country to fall prey to defective medical equipment from China.

    Spain, which only trails Italy in the number of recorded coronavirus deaths in Europe, received thousands of EU certified coronavirus tests that were revealed to be faulty. The tests were shown to have just a 30 per cent accuracy rate in identifying COVID-19 in patients.
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    In the Czech Republic, as much as 80 per cent of the 300,000 rapid test kits imported from China have been found to be defective.
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    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/202...ks-sent-china/
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    Was just listening to NPR. Mike Bowen of Prestige Ameritech was on. Was saying we need to keep PPE manufacturing in America going all the time. Said back during the swine-flu they ramped up and spent millions on machines. Once the pandemic passed the U.S. govt. and private industry went back to buying cheaper foreign products and he almost went bankrupt. "The surgical mask supply went from being 90% U.S.-made to being 95% foreign-made in literally one year," Bowen says.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...th-coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Perfect time to unload defective equipment...
    They imported US made masks so they could protect themselves and exported the $#@! ones so other countries would spread it more and the more $#@! masks you have the more $#@! masks you "need"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Around the same time that China cracked down on PPE exports, official data posted online shows that it imported 2.46 billion pieces of “epidemic prevention and control materials” between Jan. 24 and Feb. 29, the White House official said.
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    “Data from China’s own customs agency points to an attempt to corner the world market in PPE like gloves, goggles, and masks through massive increased purchases — even as China, the world’s largest PPE manufacturer, was restricting exports,” the official said.
    What happened to Orange Man … shouldn't he have been putting export tariffs on this stuff?

    And then, of course, there's the import tariffs:

    As domestic firms kept exporting lifesaving equipment elsewhere, the Trump administration kept putting barriers on similar imports.

    According to Chad Bown, a senior researcher at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the government continued placing tariffs on Chinese imports of many medical products into the U.S. even as the coronavirus reached our shores.

    The Trump administration announced on March 10 and March 12 that they would relax those tariffs.
    Bown called the move an acknowledgement that the administration’s trade policies were endangering public health. By the time they were relaxed, he said, tariffs already affected “nearly $5 billion of U.S. imports of medical goods from China, about 26% of all medical goods imported from all countries.”
    Last edited by Voluntarist; 04-06-2020 at 03:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    What happened to Orange Man … shouldn't he have been putting export tariffs on this stuff?
    They have an entire grey market that buys stuff in foreign markets and ships it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Trump administration weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE

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    “Data from China’s own customs agency points to an attempt to corner the world market in PPE like gloves, goggles, and masks through massive increased purchases — even as China, the world’s largest PPE manufacturer, was restricting exports,” the official said.
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    Removed the disrespectful langauge from this tweet by Congressowman Waters:

    ............... You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax. You've endangered doctors, nurses, aids, orderlies, & janitors – all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you're causing!
    — Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020

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    I'm not a protectionist, not even a little bit... but if we're gonna have a federal government the least it could do is completely cut off trade relations with China.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.



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    I hope China gave France a discount when they sold them these plastic gowns...


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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    They imported US made masks so they could protect themselves and exported the $#@! ones so other countries would spread it more and the more $#@! masks you have the more $#@! masks you "need"
    nice conspiracy theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRB View Post
    nice conspiracy theory
    You mean the fact that they produce 80%+ of all PPE and imported hundreds of millions of medical grade masks for their hospitals and didn't stop people from exporting the virus and sold PPE to Italy that they had to return because it was faulty? It could be a perfect storm I guess. Were they exporting the PPE that they had already imported from their grey market? No because it's different brands that they are exporting. They are not medical quality brands from western markets. They even made knock off fake medical 3m masks and sold them. They intentionally downplayed how deadly the virus was. They disappeared doctors for blowing the whistle. People in China had to send coded messages in emojis to get the message out

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    You mean the fact that they produce 80%+ of all PPE and imported hundreds of millions of medical grade masks for their hospitals and didn't stop people from exporting the virus and sold PPE to Italy that they had to return because it was faulty? It could be a perfect storm I guess. Were they exporting the PPE that they had already imported from their grey market? No because it's different brands that they are exporting. They are not medical quality brands from western markets. They even made knock off fake medical 3m masks and sold them. They intentionally downplayed how deadly the virus was. They disappeared doctors for blowing the whistle. People in China had to send coded messages in emojis to get the message out
    There is a lot of scheming conspiracies from CCP but this is one I don't buy. coverups and censorship is just an everyday thing there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    You mean the fact that they produce 80%+ of all PPE and imported hundreds of millions of medical grade masks for their hospitals and didn't stop people from exporting the virus and sold PPE to Italy that they had to return because it was faulty? It could be a perfect storm I guess. Were they exporting the PPE that they had already imported from their grey market? No because it's different brands that they are exporting. They are not medical quality brands from western markets. They even made knock off fake medical 3m masks and sold them. They intentionally downplayed how deadly the virus was. They disappeared doctors for blowing the whistle. People in China had to send coded messages in emojis to get the message out
    they didn't need to downplay it, our leaders were more than happy to act like it was no big deal even up to mid March.

    in fact, only 6 congresspeople sold their stocks in February in any noticeably fishy timing. the rest of our government couldn't care less what was coming. their investments say it all.



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