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Obama’s China’s Visit: Just Another Opportunity to Call Bilateral Relationship a Failure
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This is all normal for China bashers, I suppose. For those who wish to blame China for all of America's economic woes, Obama's China trip was another good reason to repackage the same tired Op/Eds.

Case in point: Harold Meyerson at the Washington Post. Meyerson is someone I enjoy reading, particularly because of his pro-labor political stances. However, that pro-labor position often results in very questionable columns about the US-China bilateral relationship and how international trade is, to put it bluntly, a very bad thing.

This time Meyerson's basic premise is that the current state of affairs between the US and China, which he feels is way out of whack in favor of the PRC, was the direct result of mistaken US policy:

So as we try to rebalance our relationship with China, let's not entertain any illusions that our growing dependence on that nation was the result of an unalterable tectonic shift in global power. Our economic elites wanted the higher profits that came with cheaper Chinese labor. They prevailed, and today we are floundering to clean up their mess.

This is the kind of nonsensical thinking that is unfortunately common in Washington (I fear).
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