"The safety evaluation process [for MIR162] has not been completed and no imports are allowed at the moment before the safety certificate is issued" said Nui Din, China's vice agricultural minister.
The Chinese are now calling on US authorities to tighten their controls to prevent unapproved strains from being sent to China after the first batch of corn was rejected in November due to MIR162."
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For some reason I have the feeling that most Americans didn't see much of a problem in the spying on other countries.
Nope. Not a bit. Any more than anyone else sees a problem with their country spying on other countries.
Or are you silly enough to believe that YOUR country doesn't spy on other countries?
Maybe my country does, although I consider them quite incompetent in this regard. The difference is that I still find it problematic, and so do most of my friends here. Another difference is that most people I know accept that other countries will react on the aggression of our government, and that it is our responsibility to rally against it.
For some reason I have the feeling that most Americans didn't see much of a problem in the spying on other countries. From what I read in the news, the main perceived problem was not the spying, but that they didn't filter the domestic data out. Maybe decisions like this will change the perception, and consequently maybe the foreign policy as well.
You want cheap labor?
How about "you want to produce where you sell"? Or "you want developing countries to
You want little environmental regulation?
You are aware that Nokia won a couple of awards over the past years for their efforts to produce eco-friendly?
You want to hide from taxes in your home country?
Now this is ridiculous. The issue at hand is that Nokia did pay the SW tax in their home country, and Indian tax authorities suddenly got it into their head that Nokia should pay taxes for the same transaction in India as well. So exactly the opposite of what you wrote.
Then build in the developing world. But don't cry when the developing world's lack of rules and regulations bite you in the ass with sudden "fees", "taxes", and other sundry costs. You chose to leave your home country to enhance shareholder profits. Surprise, the rest of the world doesn't have to operate according to your shareholder's profit motive.
Where exactly to you see Nokia crying? in your dreams? They defend themselves in court, which seems sensible. They hope for the help of their Government, which would seem sensible if you hadn't ignored the fact that they paid the tax in Finland.
I like to bash big companies and blame them for all our misfortune just as the next guy, but your collection of platitudes just doesn't fit here. Nokia probably also made lots of mistakes.
I'm definitely not an advocate of the free market to solve everything - free market mainly means absence or minimization of regulation, which in the end means to let the strongest rule over the weak. I'd prefer a Government which also protects the weaker and creates an environment to encourage the development of polypolies instead of rewarding monopolies.