Sorry, that rant was a bit uncalled for wasn't it? I was mainly looking at ClambakeSkate's post, the rest were perfectly civil. While "racist" would be perhaps a bit strong a term for what was said, it's very borderline. When I make broad statements about China and the Chinese, it's purely a cultural definition and not racial. It's like how everyone says "All Americans are fat and stupid" or "All the French are cheese eating wimps". It just so happens that most people that live in China are Chinese which happens to also be a race. I deal with the Chinese everyday, and what happens to the people in that country is fucked up, sorry. Yes, a huge part of that comes from westerners wanting cheaper and cheaper goods, but at the same time, the govt in China doesn't seem to have a lot of problems with 8 year old kids working 14 hour days in horrible conditions. After being under these types of conditions for so long the collective Chinese thought has become so skewed and fucked up to the point where now they are so hell-bent on world economic domination that it's scary. They're fucking everyone over without regard for the long term effects, simply because they have the power to do so and they're tire of being everyone else's bitch. I'm not saying that the US or other western countries don't suffer this type of greed, but in China, where the general population have even less of a say than those in a democracy (a debatable word for sure), and less care is put toward the well being of the people of the county, it just seems much much worse. That is why I try not to buy Chinese products. It's the same reason I don't shop at Walmart. It's not a healthy economic structure.