Barack Obama On China. Say It Ain’t So . . . .Oh But It Is – CLB

U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama has said he would ban imports of Chinese-made toys. The response from the blogosphere was swift. China Law Blog rounds up what some other bloggers are saying on the subject:

Barack Obama has called for a BAN on Chinese toy imports into the United States. My first thought upon hearing this was that there must have been some mistake. Now that I realize Mr. Obama actually said this, I am left merely to wonder whether Mr. Obama completely fails to understand world trade or if he is simply calling for this ban as the ultimate in political pandering.

…If I had any faith at all in America’s politicians, I would be appalled.

It appears most of my fellow bloggers feel likewise. [Full text]

See also Xinhua’s reaction to Obama’s statement.

December 20, 2007 9:24 PM
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