LETTER: Two news stories on China raise questions of benefits to U.S.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 1:01 p.m. CDT; updated 4:02 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 23, 2011

I noticed two news items last Friday, one on TV and one in the newspaper.

On TV, a former Silicon Valley CEO was pushing his new book. Several Chinese nationals that had worked for him and whose visas provided permanent residency in U.S., were ready to take their share of the American dream (start their own business) after 10 to 15 years in "The Valley." However, after investigating the circumstances regarding development of a profitable enterprise, they determined they would be more apt to succeed in their home country , communist China. The author, Henry Northaft, said that where they are today is the reason he wrote the book, "Great Again."

Later, in the newspaper, I noted, "Billions stolen by Chinese officials," and "Thousands of corrupt Chinese officials have stolen more than $120 billion and fled overseas — and the U.S. was a top destination."

Can this give us an idea of what our U.S. of A is now giving to the world and what we are receiving in return?

Frank Christian lives in Columbia.

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Paul Allaire June 22, 2011 | 1:22 p.m.

It sounds like we got some workers and an opportunity to take a cut out of some one hundred and twenty billion. Maybe we got a small bit of business advice.

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