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Wed, 12 Apr 2006

Economic Nationalism

A few days ago, I'd written about Lou Dobbs being a jackass, because he was implying that Lenovo selling laptops to the US State Department was a ruse for Chinese espionage.

In a recent Rediff column, Rajeev Srinivasan starts from the same point-- the NY Times article about Lou Dobbs-- to talk about economic nationalism. His feelings on this are way more ambiguous than mine. However, he goes on to point out that various Dubai and Chinese companies are involved in port-management and port-construction activities at various sites in South India, some of them quite close to strategic/military areas. He doesn't make the leap to say that we should NOT be having those projects-- after all, the projects make sense, economically speaking. However, he does have lingering security concerns. I can see his point, but I think that for the port stuff, security concerns are manageable.

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