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    Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    There would be no Christmas without China. Whether there should have been one put in place in the past and maintained is a different question. This poll is a few decades too late.

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    No, that would be an absurd move given our existing trade relations with China due to our weak economic model and the amount of US debt they hold thanks to our fiscal irresponsibility.

    Such a move would have an immediate catastrophic market and economic effect that would be kin to world war, and because of all the interrelations with the US, Europe, and plenty of Asian nations that also trade with China the results of such a move would take other markets and economies down with ours. Pretty much making this the most asinine suggestion of the decade.
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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    Helping tyrants isolate their people from the rest of the world is not only terrible foreign policy but is also ethically deplorable. History has also shown over and over again that it never produces the benefits we think it would.

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

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    Helping tyrants isolate their people from the rest of the world is not only terrible foreign policy but is also ethically deplorable. History has also shown over and over again that it never produces the benefits we think it would.

    Change comes from education and interaction with the outside world. A culture can not grow and evolve without both.
    No, financially propping up tyrants doesn't help those people. It imprisons them - and uses our money to do it. The money doesn't go to the people, it goes to the dictator and preserves his power. That is what history proves.

    The USSR didn't go down because of economic interaction with the West.

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    What the EU and the USA should do is put a transport energy cost.

    In other words. If it takes X amount of energy to transport from China to the USA or Europe, which causes this much damage to the environment either by water pollution or air pollution, then there should be a tax on that transport of goods that should be levied as a tariff. This would help drive the cost of chinese manufactured goods up and give local EU and US manufacturing a chance to be competitive. In other words, the price on chinesse goods goes up making less people interested in buying them automatically when similarly priced european/american goods would be available. And it would help with the environment.

    This shouldn't be put only on China. It should be worldwide for all countries that fail environmental standards in regards to production and such.

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    I think we should move away from the dependency of china and places like Saudi Arabia. The only way to do this is to lift the restrictions on American production, however big business and government do not want this to happen because they're monopolizing on these trade relations. The trade relation isn't the problem with the American economy, in fact open trade brings in more economic growth and more valuable jobs, the problem is the restrictions on our own production

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    No. Good trade relations is one of the best deterents to armed conflict, at least in dealing with rational actors and China certainly is a rational actor.

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    Re: Should the US impose sancations and embargo China?

    I doubt there would be a lot of goods on the shelves in the entire Western developed world without China. The developed world cannot afford an embargo of China IMHO.
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