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Chris Patten – Not Quite the Diplomat interview

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Asia’s ability to compete on a global scale will remain severely hampered until the Northern Hemisphere’s better off nations loosen their economic grip by removing barriers to trade. Access to markets in the West is a vital lifeline for the development of Asian countries, not only on purely economic levels, but also in terms of establishing more stable democracies.

Strong economies are a keystone of healthy democracies, and the United States, Britain and the European Union (EU), have to put their money where there collective mouths are in terms of ensuring this liberalization takes place, or so says former-British Conservative MP, -Hong Kong Governor, and -European Commissioner, Chris Patten. read more…

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