March 12, 2004

Quote of the Day

From and an article titled, "Double standards of US trade policy exposed" Note that one of the strategies for "unrestricted warfare" mentioned in the book by the same name, includes using international agencies and organizations to run "interference." Call it regulatory or diplomatic warfare (something, incidentally, the United States is also very good at.) US practices have damaged the Chinese side In its anti-dumping cases against China, the United States often contradicts the principle of objectiveness and fairness, and abuses bilaterally agreed articles to allow it maintain the current anti-dumping methodology. For example, in the anti-dumping investigation into mushrooms from China, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) chose Indonesia as the "surrogate country," where mushrooms are grown in air-conditioned houses. But the DOC refused to deduct the air-conditioning expenditure from Indonesian costs and thus ruled Chinese mushrooms as being dumped.


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