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In Topic: CHINA

15 January 2019 - 03:32 PM

More on how the WTO is so poorly set up that it is failing its mission. And here is the EU's official stance.


The existence of agreed rules on cross border trade, monitored by the WTO and enforced through an impartial system for resolving disputes helped for decades to defuse trade tensions and avert trade wars. However, the development of new rules on trade has not happened in sync with economic, political and technological changes. In particular, market-distorting subsidies, often channelled through state-owned enterprises are not adequately captured under current international trade rules, eroding the level playing field for economic operators.
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In Topic: CHINA

15 January 2019 - 03:29 PM

Since when has any foreigner encroached? Japanese occupation ended over 70 years ago, and they weren't Europeans. The Opium wars were almost two centuries ago. I mean, what the fuck? Who has been invading lately?

In Topic: CHINA

15 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

Pretty good summary of why we are going after China. Section 301 is a pretty powerful hammer. Much more so than the tariffs. At least Lightizer is focusing on the real issues. That said, prognosis don't look good. Folks cannot testify for fear of the CCP.

In Topic: GOP & Trump Government Shutdown Threats

14 January 2019 - 02:57 PM

Polls pretty well slam the POG and its dump. Funny, some 30% blame Dems. Wonder who they are. Well over 50% blame the dump, and the POG. Which means the so called sensible wing of the POG is getting fed up. Our bonds are held since the SBA is shut down. Just a microcosm of what folks across the US are experiencing.

In Topic: Political humor

14 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Dont worry, Andy will always provide a welcome diversion.