Since China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, promises of economic prosperity for the United States have fallen short, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. In the aftermath of this agreement, nearly 60,000 American factories have shuttered their doors, millions have lost their jobs, and the once-vibrant American manufacturing sector has been decimated.

Narrated by esteemed actor Martin Sheen, the documentary “Death by China” delves into the intricate web of factors contributing to this crisis. It refrains from vilifying the Chinese people but instead directs scrutiny towards their authoritarian government. The film highlights how China, post-WTO entry, flooded the American market with subsidized exports, enticed corporations with cheap labor, and captivated consumers with low-cost goods. However, this apparent economic boon has come at the expense of American workers, who have borne the brunt of lost livelihoods.

Yet, the blame is not solely on China. Corporate giants like Apple, Boeing, and General Electric have offshore operations to maximize profits, exacerbating the decline of American manufacturing. Moreover, the U.S. government’s increasing indebtedness to China, surpassing $3 trillion, raises concerns about the nation’s sovereignty.

Featuring insights from China experts, business owners, and affected citizens, “Death by China” underscores the urgent need for change. It calls for policymakers to rethink trade policies and for consumers to make more conscientious purchasing decisions to protect American jobs and economic stability.

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