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Sirico Parables book

Trade sanctions–however well intentioned–place an undue burden upon the Chinese people already suffering from the immoral practices of their government. Sanctions cut off necessary goods to the poor and often have little effect on the lifestyle of government leaders. Furthermore, sanctions frequently enable China’s political leaders to strengthen their hold on power by blaming the impoverished condition of their country, not upon a lack of freedom there, but upon the very sanctions imposed by outsiders to challenge the regime and its practices.