Barrack Obama plays China Card

18 Apr

 http://www.smh.com.au/world/barack-obama-plays-china-card-in-tpp-sales-pitch-20150418-1mntdv.html

Barack Obama plays China card in TPP sales pitch

Date
April 18, 2015 – 12:01PM

Justin Sink and Carter Dougherty

Fast-track program for Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal has Republican support but many Democrats doubt its purported benefits.

US President Barack Obama warns of China's intentions to fill any gap left open if Trans-Pacific Partnership fails.

US President Barack Obama warns of China’s intentions to fill any gap left open if Trans-Pacific Partnership fails.Photo: Reuters

To read on please go to:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/barack-obama-plays-china-card-in-tpp-sales-pitch-20150418-1mntdv.html

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6 Responses to “Barrack Obama plays China Card”

    • auntyuta April 18, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

      I had some trouble inserting the above link. Anyhow, it should work now.

      • auntyuta April 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

        This is what it says towards the end of the article:

        Organised labour, a crucial Democratic Party ally, has lobbied strenuously against the deal. The AFL-CIO has vowed to buy advertising targeting 16 senators and 36 House members seen as potential swing votes.

        Mr Obama, who pledged to double US exports when he took office six years ago, said he understands that labour unions and middle-income Americans are wary about free-trade accords that they blame for sending US manufacturing jobs overseas.

        “People recognise that there have been circumstances in the past in which trade may have contributed to aggregate growth of the global economy or even the US economy, but hurt workers,” he said. “And we’ve learned lessons from that.”

        SO, OBAMA SAYS THEY LEARNED LESSONS FROM THAT!!

        WHY SHOULD PEOPLE BELIEVE HIM?

  1. auntyuta April 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/public-concern-over-the-transpacific-partnership-trade-deal-mounts-20150416-1mmhwt.html

    This is a link to another interesting article saying that

    public concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal mounts!

  2. stuartbramhall April 19, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    The whole reason Obama is pursuing TPPA so aggressively is to deliberately isolate China economically. It’s largely for this reason I’m puzzled by the leadership of Australia and New Zealand supporting this diabolical treaty. Because China is the major trading partner of both countries, joining TPPA could result in our countries being penalized if we continue trading with China – rather than giving preference to one of the 12 countries included in the treaty.

    • auntyuta April 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Stuart, maybe the leadership of Australia and New Zealand are not going to get adequate support on this issue. I hope so, anyway. 🙂

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