http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/blog/beri-fox-rocks-colbert-report-level-playing-field The CEO of a small American manufacturing unit which makes marbles states that to make marbles, they must pay $0.21/lb for ENERGY ALONE. However, the Chinese are able to manufacture the same marbles and ship them to the USA for $0.28/lb. This CEO claims that the Chinese government is subsidizing these marbles unfairly.
I have quite a few questions regarding this, and I'm very confused about a lot of things. 1. The Chinese central government is subsidizing this business. This is *NOT* sustainable, is it? 2. What benefits do the Chinese see in selling at below cost, when this costs a lot of money? The Chinese companies are basically forfeiting profits, and the Chinese government is subsidizing a money- losing enterprise. 3. Has there been examples of the Americans exporting items at below cost to other nations?