Begun, The Shoe Wars Have

John Donohue, the CEO of the radically pro-Chinese Nike corporation, bent the knee last week, claiming they are a Chinese brand working almost solely for China. At least Donohue is honest.

Nike CEO John Donahoe rushed to reassure China’s communist rulers that his sportswear company is all about working with them, saying that, “Nike is a brand that is of China and for China.”

Donohue is apparently also all for ignoring China’s human rights atrocities.

According to the BBC, Donahoe told analysts that the recent report showed revenues doubled to $12.3 billion, beating expectations. The revenue helped push Nike to a $1.5 billion profit compared to the $790 million loss the sports apparel giant suffered at end of 2020.

Donahoe also reported that revenue in China alone had risen to $1.9 billion, though that missed the expected $2.2 billion.

Donahoe insisted that China was a vital part of Nike’s customer base. “We’ve always taken a long-term view. We’ve been in China for over 40 years,” Donahoe said, adding that Nike co-founder Phil Knight “invested significant time and energy in China in the early days, and today we’re the largest sport brand there.”

Now, after everything we know about the ChiComs, it amazes me how Americans will still rush to the store to buy Nike products. Still a free country, obviously, but why would you purposefully purchase sweatshop products?