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GIVE ME RUBBISH FOR A GIFT!
The huge transportation ship named Emma Maersk is involved in a voyage that carries it from one point of the world to a nearly opposite one. Its task is to deliver necessary merchandise, namely consumer gifts, to Britain. Therefore it is of great importance. Yet its great significance is not rewarded as some may expect. In return it gets loaded with leftovers of plastic, steal and paper which it carries back to China perhaps as a help for the local industry.
The goods present in the boxes delivered ranged from food and beverages to toys yet the articles which now are on their way to China consist of less spectacular, yet practical cleaning products and other similar stuff. But, curiously, some boxes that should have been full were free of any product. This means that there is a certain lack of equality between what Asia offers and what Great Britain offers in return. The empty boxes were given in return by the British.
Some people, like spokesman from Maersk Line claimed that not all the cargo with which the ship (affectionately called SS Santa due to the transportation of consisted of wastes. Some were goods produced in England as to make the exchange farer.
The trip of this bulk vehicle isnít just from Britain to China with no stops on the way. After departuring from England the ship will visit Rotterdam to deliver goods there too, afterwards Bremerhaven, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Algericas in Spain, than the Suez canal, Singapore, Japan and in the end it will set anchor in China.
Ití s quite shocking to know that Britain actually imported 16 billion pounds from China, while providing a mere 2.8 billion, which could only help work 2% of Chinaís trade. In fact, the scenario goes like this: Britain offers waste, the Chinese recycle it and sell what they recycled, only they are expected to produce a lot more than they are actually receiving.
Whatís even more worrying, as Anne Clinch from Ipswich pointed out, is that the Chinese seem to become disinterested in the special articles the Brits can offer. This is because the Asians are really focused on the type of commerce that is a closed circle, the one where what Britain delivers is returned there under another form.
The acceptance of other western goods for other purposes might solve the problem.
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