September 21, 2012

Trade War Could Lead to World War

Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph

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With China sabre-rattling over the disputed Senkaku islands, the lessons of history are going unheeded as free trade comes under threat around the world.

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TAGGED: Free Trade, Senkaku islands, Japan, China, United States, Trade


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