emanreus Post time: 2018-10-3 20:50
re: "China cut off exports of rare-earth minerals to Japan (and the US)."
Jolly good show it w ...
Remember the Latin phrase "Quid pro quo". China will get theirs, now that Trump is not afraid.
China’s domestic market is rigged against fair competition in a way that is unique among the world’s biggest economies. Barriers at the border make it hard to export into China. Competing inside China is difficult, if not impossible, without a joint venture partner, and getting all the needed approvals certainly seems easier if you agree to a certain amount of technology transfer. And even a well-connected joint venture partner doesn’t always assure long-term success, particularly if the political winds change. Ask Hyundai.
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-5 00:56
For those that don't know; quid pro quo means something for something.
What if the atrocities committed by your ancestors all across the world get paid in the same coin?
If it happens, then that's the definition of quid pro quo retribution, or in other words, tit-for-tat retribution.