Thursday, October 28, 2010

Class 10/28

Today from getting further instructions on thuorlghly finding articles for my topic. The topic i was researching was China trade agreements and United States. After picking the correct words for the most optimized results i found two articles from the New York Times from 2000 - 2005

In Bush's Words; 'Join Together in Making China a Normal Trading Partner'
The New York Times. New York Times (1923-Current file). New York, N.Y.:May 18, 2000. p. A14 (1 pp.) and In Bush's Words; 'Join Together in Making China a Normal Trading Partner'
The New York Times. New York Times (1923-Current file). New York, N.Y.:May 18, 2000. p. A14 (1 pp.).
In the first article the New York Times represented the words that the President would like to present to present to the citizen's of the United States.The Times present all the positives to the agreement for all the negatives to the citizens were wooried about. It also place what China's military agendas benifit the Unioted States to further build some trust to other issues.It also goes into the economic benifts to making a trading partnership would increase the deficit dealing with import and exporting United States.
The second article gave the public and insight into the disapprovals and reasoning with not want Senate to pass the bill. From this article i plan to exract and reflect upon what citizens felt from both the United States and from China.This was also tie into trying to give a representation to what China was implemtening to make these trade agreements offical.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


After searching through Laguardia's Database searcher i discovered three sources that will be beneficial towards my research paper. The main focus of my research is to discover the relationship the United States has with China dealing with trade. My sources are connected through that they are all written from the United States and agreements established and if or how they are beneficial to the Unites States.

Annotated Bibliography on Us and China Trade Agreements
Ronald Takaki, A History of Asian Americans; Strangers from a Different Shore
After reading this in American history it touches upon a small section of Chinese history in the U.S.. I need to check out the book to expand on other chapters because this is the time frame in history that the U.S is letting go of their hate towards Asians in hopes of opening agreements of trade.

Congressional Digest, Jun/Jul2000, Vol. 79 Issue 6/7, p165, 3p, 1 Chart
This source gives a clear description of all the bills and laws passed in the United States dealing with traduing goods with China. It targets the huge trade deficit that the united States was facing with china and the actions that were taken place to improve the deficit. This article is also talking about a debate on extending permanent NTR treatment towards China. Major issues about this pertain to how worthy is China and how does America benifit or not benfit from terminating the NTR renewal agreement.

Rural Cooperatives; May/Jun2000, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p23, 6p, 5 Color Photographs
This article is a good refrence but i wouldnt say the best to accomplish a solid point in my research paper. The begining talks about This first shipment of US goods being sent to China in 20 years. The main piece of information from this source is that it brings up the U.S. Agriculture Secretary and U.S. Trade Representitive. these two pieces of information could be a solid point changer in my paper.

Chen, Kathy. Wall Street Journal. (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Mar 14, 1995. pg. A10
This article from The Wall Street Journal talks about various products that are made in The United States that now are able to be exported to China. It goes into depth on products such as tobacco and other leaf goods in the United States that China does not want due to accusations of them being carriers of viruses. Although its proven that China imports these good from other countries because it is much cheaper than if purchased from the United States. The article also explains who will benifit directly and who might see some increase in exports in the future.

For later to look at:

Hearts And Minds

After watching Hearts and Minds the person’s voice that struck me the most was Daniel Ellsberg. Mr. Ellsberg was known for leaking these top secret Pentagon files. His voice of opinion changed throughout the movie varying between both sides which was very interesting. He was all support for the war and what it stood for as representing America's image. After making last minute revises to Robert Kennedy's speech everything changed because he was assassinated after the speech. War had taken a toll on Mr. Ellsberg where his emotions overwhelmed him and he then leaked more information that the government was withholding from the citizens of the United States.
With all the choices of sources used in the film it was a clear representation of cause and effect. With the interviews he targeted all fronts of the war including the views of people at home. We as Americans were so lost we had no clue what we were fighting for or even who we were fighting. The counter to that was what the soldiers viewed up front and how brain washed the government had made them. There sole purpose was to fulfill everything like a mission and not to ask questions. Peter Davis then randomly includes these images of football games and how the coach's instill this image of victory is all that matters. They tell the players it’s not even about the game it’s about proving your better more superior and that is exactly that point he was trying to instill upon the viewers that this war was strictly for image.
Based on ideologies America used its ideology of democracy and freedom to enter Vietnam. We see this ideology throughout American history when we interfere with countries that have just gained independence. In today's world we are trying to make Democracy happen nationwide in Iraq and not allow them to choose what to do with their own country.
The images were a key factor I believe in ending the Vietnam War. It helped Americans see the wrongs of their actions and speak out against the government. Now in more modern times we see less and less images so that the government truly has the only say in what is best for our nation to do instead of the people. Seeing is believing and if the government doesn’t let us see then we believe what is being fed to us through the television set.