Why am I doing this? I do not want to support an oppressive communist regime. I do not want to support a nation that will execute the head of their FDA, even though Mr. Zheng was accepting bribes and producing products that are fatal to humans and animals. I do not want to support a country that produces products fatal to humans and animals. I do not want to support a country that doesn't have a free press or freedom of religion. I do not want to support a country that is rounding up and killing dogs to make the streets cleaner and prettier for the Olympics. Every product you and I buy from China is supporting these things.
Can one go a week, a month or a year without supporting China's economy? Is the US so very dependent on Chinsese goods that it cannot be done? I don't know. Over the next year, however, I will be sharing my experiences while shopping, sharing advice where to buy products made outside of China and, when not shopping, sharing information about China's economic link with the US and the threats they pose to both US citizens and their own citizens.