Hello! I sent this same basic question to Ask an Apologist, and it hasn’t been 5 business days yet, but today’s my last day to shop for Christmas, so I thought I’d ask it at the forum here before my shipping options disappear!
I’m certain that China’s coercive family planning policies are well-known to nearly everyone on this forum, so I don’t need to get into the sad details of their two-child (used to be one-child), forced abortion/contraception/sterilization policies.
If I buy a product that is made in China, I think that it is reasonable to assume that some portion of that purchase is going to the Chinese government, and the Chinese government would in turn use some portion of that to implement their coercive family planning policies.
Is it therefore sinful to purchase anything made in China? If it is sinful, would there be any conditions that would mitigate or eliminate the sinfulness of such a purchase? I am only considering products that are made in China because there are no competitive alternatives available on the market, and I do not agree with their coercive family planning policies.
This is my first CA post, let’s see what happens! God bless and Merry Christmas!