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Thursday, June 16, 2005


From the Chinese News agency:
For a long time, unfair trade practices, especially in the agricultural sector, have blocked Africa's economic development and made it difficult for African farmers and firms to compete fairly with other nations.
Which could be taken a number of way, with the phrase Fair Trade meaning something different these days. But they actually mean it in a way that we can agree with.
"The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) does great damage to Africa, locking its farmers out of European markets. Meanwhile, excess European production is sold on world markets, depressing world food prices."
Hear Hear. I guess when the Europeans play funny buggers with Chinese textiles, the Chinese need to find allies to support their cause. Getting African countries on its side by attacking CAP sounds like a strategy I can wholeheartedly support.

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