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.