Paul Weinberg: The Dragon, Canada’s friend and foe

From Asia Times Online:

The irony of China using the power of the state rather than free markets to boost its industrial, technological and economic development is not lost on Canadian trade unionists, unable over the past two decades to convince their own government to adopt similar measures. Instead, ’s traditional role as a supplier of energy, minerals, agricultural products and other raw commodities for the global superpowers, primarily the United States but increasingly China, “has been cemented”, says Jim Stanford, an economist with the Canadian Auto Workers Union.

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