Trade with China never comes free

“…Despite Mr. Trudeau’s intentions about straight talk on issues of concern, the truth is that China dictates “no-go” zones as the cost of its state investment. For example, Britain could renew relations with China only after agreeing to end high-level meetings with the Dalai Lama. No less will be demanded of Ottawa. Any Canadian talk about human rights, or China harassing people in Canada perceived to be hostile to the regime, or increasing cyberattacks and espionage, or Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, is dismissed by Beijing as, absurdly, “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people,” thereby disinclining state firms to trade and invest in Canada.

Then there is the alarming extent to which China has infiltrated Canada’s government and its bureaucracy, an issue raised by former CSIS director Richard Fadden in an interview with CBC’s As It Happens in April. Ottawa must address this threat with more seriousness of purpose.”

This “Free Trade” deal will be like all the other “Free Trade” deals. Corporations will benefit. You won’t.

Jobs will be off-shored but consumers with jobs will be able to buy plastic Taco Holders at a cheaper price, so there’s that…

  • ismiselemeas

    That’s why platforms like Twitter et al will become the perfect vehicle to run these megalomaniacs over. Imagine tens of millions of people sharing and tweeting things that are insulting to the Chinese people. How much fun would that be?

  • Ford Prefect

    For the rest of my life every time I see Trudeau this is what i will see. A million words could not describe him better.

    • Clink9

      He’s an ass, man.

      • H

        As opposed to a leg-man, I take it?

        • Clink9

          No, ass comma man!

    • Will Quest


  • ontario john

    Shhhhhh! Your not supposed to say anything negative of China here in Sunny Ways Canada. We already had one of their top commies lecturing a reporter here yesterday, for daring to bring up human rights or the imprisoned Christian Canadian. Meanwhile Dunce Dion stood there with a smile on his face, and let the commie berate the reporter. But then Trudeau loves China. And everyone loves Trudeau.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Stephane Dion reminds me of a really stupid Bruno Ponce-Jones.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Stephane Dion is simply an embarrassment to the male sex everywhere. Those narrow shoulders, those pursed lips, the crossed legs, the beady little eyes. I don’t think I would ever tire of punching him hither, thither and yon, until he was a skinbag of chicken bones.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Absolute free traders think trade should be based on comparative advantage.
    And I agree with that all other things being equal.
    But, when your comparative advantage is slavery then you should pay a penalty for that in the marketplace.
    Trade with New Zealand for instance gives us cheaper lamb chops than we ourselves could produce.
    It’s fair because their society is based on the same Judeo-Christian Anglosphere heritage as ours.
    Our trade with China is not fair because we have surrendered to them the idea that they can do whatever they want to their people without consequence.

    • Hktony

      That is not true. Business that deal with china need to show products manufactured there meet the requirements that workers treated well. With larger companies this happens in genetal. It is your small and individual trading companies that bypass this step.
      Secondly china is trading and getting advantages as do other countries such as america or canada. Philips is known as the whore of asia because of how they behave in china. Many firms do not want to work with americans because they squeeze prices so badly even leading to firms closing.
      Just like people hear educate ghemselves about muzzies you should do the same with china and not just listen to one side

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I give you credit for your response.
        The fact remains that Chinese have shipped radioactive drywall to the States.
        And added melamine to baby formula.
        Among other things.