Putting Aside His Past Criticisms, Teamsters’ Chief Is on Mission to China – David Barboza

From the New York Times:

Three years ago, the head of the Teamsters union, James P. Hoffa, derided China as xenophobic. He said that China did not believe in free trade and that the United States was losing jobs because China was unwilling to buy American goods.

But on Friday, with the United States trade deficit with China continuing to balloon, Mr. Hoffa arrived here to visit American-owned factories in China, meet with Chinese union leaders and even dine with top Communist Party officials. [Full text]


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