AOL is reporting today that tainted Chinese candy has reached store shelves in 2 US states. Last week it was milk, though that probably didn’t get here. Previously it was lead toys and before that pet food. Not to mention that they bootleg items they get from us and have horrible working conditions. (I thought Communism was supposed to be a workers’ paradise, but you know something’s wrong when a union overthrows the system like Solidarity did in Poland, but I digress!) When is it going to occur to our leadership that maybe we should cut off trade altogether, at least for awhile. I can’t imagine that we really need them more than they need us. Don’t even get me started about their human rights record, which nobody in ages has seemed to want to link with trade. I feel rather alone in this view, but I’m still upset that China was never penalized by the international community for the stunt they pulled in Tiannamen Square in 1989, and that they still deny was a big deal. Am I completely out of line here or does anyone else believe that trade with China ought to be more closely scrutinized and Most Favored Nation status revoked?
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