Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Double standard?

(Via Drudge)

I seem to recall that usually, the result of unsolicited United States "advice" to Communist China is a quick statement that we're interfering in "Chinese internal affairs" and should butt out.

However, it's Ok for the Chinese to give us "advice", especially when they want to buy one of our energy companies:

"We demand that the U.S. Congress correct its mistaken ways of politicizing economic and trade issues and stop interfering in the normal commercial exchanges between enterprises of the two countries," the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement. "CNOOC's bid to take over the U.S. Unocal company is a normal commercial activity between enterprises and should not fall victim to political interference. The development of economic and trade cooperation between China and the United States conforms to the interests of both sides."

Um-m-m...don't think so, China. You see, while we may argue among ourselves rather rigorously on such matters, you and your state-controlled oil company are butting in in our internal matters when you make such statements. We know that you really don't give a rat's ass about capitalism, except as a method of ensuring your continued dominance and placating an increasingly restless population. And I hope you aren't offended when I, speaking me me only mind you, tell you to stick it where the sun don't shine.

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