U.S threatens Chinese import clamp

Motown unions lobby Obama to implement protectionism

Published:  17 September, 2012

UNIONS in the U.S have started a campaign to persuade President Obama to clamp down on imports of auto parts from China, which they said are unfairly subsidised and threatened 1.6 million jobs in all 50 states.

"It's been basically seven full months. That's plenty of time to evaluate the merits of the case, and I do think the time to make a decision is now, absolutely," said Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing to a Reuters reporter.

China and the U.S currently enjoy a strange symbiotic relationship. China is the biggist creditor to the 'States, but the trade deficit between the two nations currently stands at U.S $29.4bn - leading to a charge from Obama's opponents that he has not been strict enough.

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