• Johann
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发表于: 4/14/2008 18:46 发表主题: ZT: Clinton, Obama fire new economic jabs at China
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Mon Apr 14, 12:47 PM ET



WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic White House runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fired off fresh economic salvos against China Monday as they wooed blue-collar voters reeling from foreign trade competition.

Clinton accused the Bush administration of failing to protect American workers, and called for better trade enforcement, as she campaigned in gritty Pennsylvania, which holds a Democratic primary on April 22.

"We need solutions to fix our trade laws, build a strong manufacturing base, and stand up to China and say that unsafe toys and unfair currency practices are unacceptable," Clinton told the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) in Pittsburgh.

"Our manufacturers and manufacturing workers have shaped our past and you will drive our future -- and if you give me the chance, I will stand strong for you every single day as president," she said.

Clinton said she would help US industries hurt by Chinese imports and would use the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge other countries for violating trade rules.

She said President George W. Bush had failed to enforce trade laws and not challenged China's currency "manipulation."

But Obama, also addressing the AAM, said Clinton had herself supported normalizing US trade relations with China when she was first lady in the 1990s, along with other trade pacts bitterly resented by US manufacturers.

"That's not respect (for voters). That's just more of the same old Washington politics. And we can't afford more of the same," he said.

China, according to Obama, had unfairly tilted the playing field by "dumping goods into our market," violating intellectual property rights, exporting unsafe toys and "grossly undervaluing" its currency.

"That's why we need to finally confront the issue of trade with China," he said, demanding that "China itself plays by the rules and acts as a positive force for balanced world growth."

The AAM is a non-partisan body which brings together some leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers Union, and has been pushing for tough action against Beijing in its "China Cheats" campaign.

China has frequently been in candidates' cross-hairs during the US presidential race.

Just last week, Clinton urged Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in protest over Tibet and Darfur.
  • WoJian
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发表于: 4/14/2008 19:25 发表主题:
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经过了火炬事件,好像对这些已经能见怪不怪了。美国虽然丑陋地竞选,但到底整体还是有清教徒的底子,中国人挖墙角的技术可不是同一个量级的,将来如果真搞这种民主竞选,那才是真正会让我们失望透顶的日子了。
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全世界变暖,原来不是气温更高,而是水分蒸发加快,旱灾水灾雪灾加重,天气大起大伏。

---我见 :)

  • Gemini
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发表于: 4/14/2008 20:41 发表主题:
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经过了火炬事件,好像对这些已经能见怪不怪了。美国虽然丑陋地竞选,但到底整体还是有清教徒的底子,中国人挖墙角的技术可不是同一个量级的,将来如果真搞这种民主竞选,那才是真正会让我们失望透顶的日子了。


完美不美,美的是追求的过程;缺陷不缺,只源乐在其中;色即是空,那空其实就是色了,本来就无空无色.
  • WoJian
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发表于: 4/15/2008 09:20 发表主题:
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WoJian 写到:
经过了火炬事件,好像对这些已经能见怪不怪了。美国虽然丑陋地竞选,但到底整体还是有清教徒的底子,中国人挖墙角的技术可不是同一个量级的,将来如果真搞这种民主竞选,那才是真正会让我们失望透顶的日子了。


完美不美,美的是追求的过程;缺陷不缺,只源乐在其中;色即是空,那空其实就是色了,本来就无空无色.


呵呵,谢谢你的提醒。失望也是可以享受的情感,我把这个给忘了。 oops
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全世界变暖,原来不是气温更高,而是水分蒸发加快,旱灾水灾雪灾加重,天气大起大伏。

---我见 :)