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J. PUPSTER

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Given this recent news about the battle over Hong Kong's fragile semi-autonomous existence, I had some thoughts on how that might affect many of us here.


I'm not an expert in Geo-political dynamics, and no Niall Ferguson for sure; however the news I read today could have a major impact on our wallets.
My thoughts went directly to the chess game being played between China and the U.S.A. over imports and tariffs. Not only does mainland China need to tamp down pro-democracy movements, but they also can utilize this situation as a pawn for negotiations with the U.S. over trade. And as we all know, most of the electronics we buy are made in China. Depending on how tough the current U.S. administration wants to get on tariffs following this news, we could all be spending more for audio gear. China is a political/economic entity that has substantially longer term growth plans than the U.S. and may hold out for terms that seem anti-productive in the short term, but with the long game as it's main goals.

Just something to chew on while we battle a mindless organic miscreant with no borders.
 

Beefalo

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Given this recent news about the battle over Hong Kong's fragile semi-autonomous existence, I had some thoughts on how that might affect many of us here.


I'm not an expert in Geo-political dynamics, and no Niall Ferguson for sure; however the news I read today could have a major impact on our wallets.
My thoughts went directly to the chess game being played between China and the U.S.A. over imports and tariffs. Not only does mainland China need to tamp down pro-democracy movements, but they also can utilize this situation as a pawn for negotiations with the U.S. over trade. And as we all know, most of the electronics we buy are made in China. Depending on how tough the current U.S. administration wants to get on tariffs following this news, we could all be spending more for audio gear. China is a political/economic entity that has substantially longer term growth plans than the U.S. and may hold out for terms that seem anti-productive in the short term, but with the long game as it's main goals.

Just something to chew on while we battle a mindless organic miscreant with no borders.
Mainland China may find out that it has "Screwed the Pooch" by its dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
The only reason their products are competitive is low price. Is anyone proud to "Buy Chinese"
There are many cost competitive countries with better quality (Taiwan as an example)
Maybe it's time we just suck it up and pay a little more.
 
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