The Problem With Post-Brexit Trade Deals

They say history repeats itself but never in the same way. In 1839, a Chinese scholar-official called Lin Zexu launched a campaign against British opium imports, which had made addicts of between four and twelve million Chinese people. The British responded with barbaric force, sending gunboats up the Yellow and Yangtze rivers and – at gunpoint – forcing “free” trade on … http://bit.ly/2eXIYk8

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