Funny, Walmart is such a huge 'GO USA' player...<br>look where all the products (cheap crap) comes from.<br><br>Ah leadership, that does not lead by example...<br>rather by trample, the citizens that is... just people with injustice thrown at them.<br>What a 'global' farce and shame on this world.<br><br>EU, USA talk about who gets the dough in China. People or military.<br>Lately the military is loosing it's human face every damn day:<br><br>By Paul Taylor<br><br>LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union failed to agree on Monday to lift an arms embargo against China despite energetic French pressure, but ministers said a stronger code of conduct on arms exports could lead to a removal of the ban.<br><br>Britain denied it was blocking a lifting of the embargo, imposed after Chinese troops crushed the Tiananmen democracy movement with many deaths in 1989. But diplomats listed it among the opponents, along with Nordic countries concerned about human rights and east European states sensitive to U.S. lobbying.<br><br>"There was no consensus. It will require further discussion," German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer told reporters after the 25 ministers discussed the China embargo.<br><br>[color:red]French President Jacques Chirac, who is visiting China to boost economic and political ties, denounced the embargo on Saturday in Beijing as a "circumstantial measure which is purely and simply hostile to China" and had no justification.</font color=red><br><br>"That is why France, like most EU countries, is in favor of lifting this embargo," Chirac said.<br><br>The United States has lobbied publicly and privately against a lifting of the ban, citing Chinese threats to Taiwan.<br><br>Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot, who chaired the talks, told a news conference: "It's clear that we need more time to consider the situation, but we hope to be able to indicate a positive orientation toward the lifting."<br><br>He pledged to speed up work on a general code of conduct for arms sales by EU countries and urged China to send positive signals, while stressing there was no formal linkage.<br><br>Diplomats said a removal of the embargo was unlikely before the end of the year, although another attempt might be made just before a Dec. 8 EU-China summit.<br><br>GUIDELINES<br><br>Fischer said stronger EU guidelines on what arms should or should not be exported to third countries offered a way forward, as would an improvement in China's relationships with Taiwan, Japan and the United States, and its human rights record. [color:red]We've all seen the human rights record in Iraq right?</font color=red><br><br>IMHO<br>Guns and bombs are for men that don't know how to use their life properly.<br>Lack of human to human comprehension is also an issue.<br>I'm tellin' ya!<br><br>Wisdom no longer comes with age, have ya noticed?
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