Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Bra Wars

The Adam Smith Institute Blog (via The Corner) has the best post mortem of last month's temporary truce in the "Bra Wars" (via AI):

An eye-witness account of the talks between EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson and his Chinese counterpart, held in Beijing at the height of the textiles trade dispute:
"One of them was an unaccountable, unelected politician from a sprawling bureaucracy who was promoting protectionism," says the Confederation of British Industry Director, Sir Digby Jones. "And the other was Chinese."

Alas, too true!

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