These folks need to learn the glories of free trade.
China is opposed to importing a large number of foreign cartoons because the move would hinder its domestic animation industry, said a senior official with the country's top TV and film watchdog.
The purpose of introducing foreign cartoons is to learn from their strengths, such as creativity and technique, said Jin Delong, director of the publicity and administration department of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). But importing too many will hamper the development of Chinese animation, he said.
I'm sorry, but these people aren't going to get anywhere if they behave like 19th-century Republicans*. Because owning a trillion dollars of our bonds might not be enough. They'll need to open their borders and ports to the bracing winds of international commerce.
* 1857 -- Democrats lowered tariffs further. An economic panic hit soon thereafter, precipitating a fall-off in imports in the wake of the recession that followed. Government revenues plummeted by 30 percent. In response, the nascent Republican Party called for higher tariffs ...