PC leader Andrew Scheer has urged Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and consider slapping tariffs on imports from there.
This is in response to the detaining by China of two Canadians on espionage charges, which was in retaliation as Canada had arrested Chinese high-tech exec., Meng Wanzhou, on a US extradition warrant. China has increased inspections that have led to the suspension or obstruction of key Canadian agricultural products, including pork and canola.
Trudeau's spokesperson said, ''The government continues to work to help the detained Canadians, but also continues to pursue economic opportunities for Canadians in China and to create growth and progress around the world.'' So two major capitalist powers are pissed at each other.
We don't know how it will end, though it’s doubtful they will go to war. It’s more likely they will refuse to trade with each other.
One thing is for sure it’s just another dispute between capitalists, and a petty one too -- one in which the working class of both countries have no stake.
Yours for Socialism,
SPC contributing members