For a country that persecutes Christians, China sure profits from Christmas.
So China’s “one-child” policy has led to forced abortions? Well, those nativity sets celebrating a child the state wanted to kill two millennia ago are under $20 at your local store.
“Made in China” is everywhere on the shelves. But it’s nowhere in our political discourse right now.
Contrast that with all the political talk this entire year about the ills of China.
Just after the New Year, Florida airwaves were flooded with deceptive political ads that bashed Republican Newt Gingrich for once backing a bill “supporting China’s brutal one-child policy.”
Mitt Romney, the beneficiary of the attack ads, went on to win Florida’s Jan. 31 primary a few weeks after raising the China-abortion issue at a debate.
A month later, President Obama mentioned China during a Coral Gables fundraiser where he fretted about “shipping jobs overseas.”
“I don’t want this nation to be known just for buying and consuming things,” the president said.
But Obama didn’t talk much about that by the end of the month after his election.