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Global Times: Trump Quitting UPU Because of Jealousy

Global Times recently reported that, after quitting the Paris Climate Agreement and UNESCO, along with many other organizations and agreements, U.S. President Trump once again decided to continue down this path. Now it is the turn of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). It appears that Trump could not live with the fact that, under UPU rates, China can enjoy a lower shipping rate when sending packages to the United States. UPU coordinates international postal shipping costs with a fair balance between industrialized countries and developing countries. The balance was to improve the economic development in Asia and Africa. Apparently, Trump’s Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro, believes quitting UPU is one of the convenient methods to defeat China and to challenge the “status quo.” Chinese experts expressed their belief that Trump’s new move is not going to fundamentally change the fact that China produces affordable products, and the true victims will be the American consumers. {Editor’s note: The U.S. Postal Service loses money due to UPU lower rates for developing countries.}

1. Global Times, October 18, 2018
2. CNN, October 17, 2018,