Trade: Stating The Obvious

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 13, 2015 in News & Opinion |

Before I even start: I am not a political person, much of what happens in politics, regardless of which country you choose in the democratic world, will happen no matter which political party happens to be in power. If it make sense for the country, or their ideal of a country, they will try to push it through.

This caught my eye and, I do not doubt, will probably catch the eye of anyone else who can see how easy it is to re-write, to adapt. You can look behind the words too, and see another meaning, one which the Chinese could quite easily use to their own benefit.

Trade Rules

Screenshot Source: Twitter / Mark Knoller

Are the Americans not writing these trade deals, these rules to benefit their own workers too? Are these trade rules not designed to help businesses work on a global scale with one another, but without any detriment to the countries involved?

It would be exactly the same if someone had tweeted:

Xi Jinping warns that if China doesn’t write the trade rules, “countries like the United States of America will write those rules” to benefit their workers.

In the end it comes down to exactly the same thing.

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