Saturday, November 16, 2002

Free Trade

As noted before, trade talks are becoming a hot issue in many countries these days. Moreso as WTO Doha negotiations look weaker everyday, threatening global efforts to achieve multilateral cooperation. But ever increasing evidence is arising that even bilateral talks are not making much progress The above picture depicts Korean farmers protesting at Yeoido last week over free trade with Chile. Certainly bodes ill for any future thoughts of pursuing bilateral or multilateral consensus on trade issues.

A friend of mine had informed me earlier of the protests that had occurred at Yeoido but that is the first visual. Those flags are impressive.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui