The president has stayed out of the recall election because he has nothing to gain politically by being involved. If walker wins and he supports the unions then he loses by being attached to a loss. Everyone already knows that he supports the unions. He would likely gain nothing by being involved.
The reason the so called republican "thieves" are so involved with China I believe says something about the business climate in the United States. Many find is so difficult and burdensome to comply with the pages and pages of regulation and high corporate tax rates that they would prefer to do business just about anywhere else. Even in a communist country. . .ironic that evil capitalists would prefer to do business with socialists than have to deal with their own government. . .