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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    And the American version, boycott Huawei. That is one of the problems, once both sides have stirred up the anti sentiment in their populations it becomes hard to back down.
    This is a key point. Knucklehead politicians think that nationalism, regional hate, ethnic conflicts, tribal loyalties, etc. can be ratcheted up and down in a controlled manner like the temperature of an oven for their own political interests. But they can't. These things have a life of their own and usually grow out of control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    And the American version, boycott Huawei. That is one of the problems, once both sides have stirred up the anti sentiment in their populations it becomes hard to back down.
    Be careful about what you say ..

    Trump to sign order banning Huawei deals in US - The Standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivantj
    I think our government in Australia, has banned Huawei from some telecommunications stuff, too. Government and private sector, Vodafone for example, cancelled its sizable 5G network equipment deal with Huawei.

    Understandable, considering how close our ties are with the US.

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    Random conversation:

    "China should end this all and just put an export tax on all products to the US. US company wants to buy product X for $100. Make them pay $25 in a special export tax to China."

    "Remove all import duties and let US products flow freely into China."

    What could go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Random conversation:

    "China should end this all and just put an export tax on all products to the US. US company wants to buy product X for $100. Make them pay $25 in a special export tax to China."

    "Remove all import duties and let US products flow freely into China."

    What could go wrong?
    Was this a Chinese citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Random conversation:

    "China should end this all and just put an export tax on all products to the US. US company wants to buy product X for $100. Make them pay $25 in a special export tax to China."

    "Remove all import duties and let US products flow freely into China."

    What could go wrong?
    The US sending their backdoor-opened tech equipment to China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Random conversation:

    "China should end this all and just put an export tax on all products to the US. US company wants to buy product X for $100. Make them pay $25 in a special export tax to China."

    "Remove all import duties and let US products flow freely into China."

    What could go wrong?
    It will be niche products that the US needs and China dominates supply and are not easily transferable such as rare earth metals or scrap imports. Foreign owned branded products made in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    I think our government in Australia, has banned Huawei from some telecommunications stuff, too. Government and private sector, Vodafone for example, cancelled its sizable 5G network equipment deal with Huawei.

    Understandable, considering how close our ties are with the US.
    But risky given how important China is as a buyer of Aussie goods/resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja
    But risky given how important China is as a buyer of Aussie goods/resources.
    We'll see, the world needs a bit of a hard reset environmentally/agriculturally/geologically speaking, so we'll just have to manage, won't we?

    If it slows down the over use of petro-chemical tat and natural resource waste, then, so be it.

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