Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Romney and China
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney recently said that, on his "first day" in the White House, he would unilaterally declare China a currency manipulator and aggressively confront the country. With Chinese retaliation, that could escalate to a trade war.

Instead of working to make China a partner and friend, Romney would immediately make it an entrenched adversary.

That go-it-alone belligerence, independent of international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, may play well to Romney's Republican base, but it's no way to conduct diplomacy or international trade. Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes Romney's approach.

The world needs open and honest cooperation, not another cold war.

Matthew Gunther

Salt Lake City

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.