There have been many arguments about why we, as Americans, shouldn't buy anything made in China. I'd like to make a new argument, that no one here in the United States, or anywhere else that Chinese products are sold, has made: that the Chinese people are paying the price for America's insatiable need for the cheapest products. And there is no regulation (or little) of industrial pollution in China, unlike here. Don't believe me about the pollution? I saw pictures in this link that document how China's booming, and unregulated, manufacturing is killing its people. China is paying, environmentally, for being the manufacturer of most of the products sold here in America. The Chinese people are paying the price for America's insatiable need for the lowest-priced products. And there is no regulation (or little) of industrial pollution in China, unlike here. These pictures alone are a good argument for continued, and even strengthening, the regulations on industries here that are major sources of pollution and industrial waste.
There was an excellent article in the New York Times, by Thomas L. Friedman, titled "China Needs Its Own Dream." The comments below the article are quite interesting; many of the comments below the main article were written by those whom have lived in China or are native to it. One of the commentators included the link above, that documented the pollution due to the manufacturing boom in China.
If more people that purchased their high-tech products produced in China could see what the effects are in that country, maybe they would think twice about purchasing the products made there; perhaps they would be grateful that here in America, we have stringent regulations that keep our country from returning to 1950s-era pollution, such as that shown in the pictures from China.