It worked. The Chicomms bluffed and Mattel folded their hand taking the rest of the US down with them. Next stop Taiwan "reunification." Things will never be the same.
US New & World Report:
In a high-profile meeting with Chinese business and political officials, the head of Mattel's global operations, Thomas Debrowski, said that the company "apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys."
An American apologizing to the Chinese? He must have had a gun to his head, right? Or be part of some big conspiracy that will ultimately lead China to world domination? "It would not be beyond the realm of possibility," one blogger fretted, "to think that the Chinese pressured Mattel into its statement."
So now the Chinese have become so powerful that they call the shots at America's biggest companies....
The company's executive vice-president of worldwide operations, Thomas Debrowski, expressed remorse to Li Changjiang, the head of China's quality control agency, for the recent spate of product recalls (BusinessWeek.com, 9/5/07). "Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys," Debrowski said, according to media reports from China.
Your face will turn to alabaster when you find out the servant is your master.