歐盟自由貿易協定: ”新殖民主義”的崛起?

從金融大海嘯與歐元危機可發現,新自由經濟主義的論述並無法真正促進國家進步發展;它僅鼓勵了資本家在世界各地大張旗鼓地追逐降低成本、掠奪在地資源,然而,民眾卻不敵資本主義與國家集團的"壓迫",被犧牲了生活福祉,甚至因此失去家園。「自由貿易協定」為投資者帶來追尋財富的"自由",卻讓在地民眾可能因此失去原有生活的"自由"與尊嚴。歐盟在推廣自由貿易時所包裝的"人權價值",也逐步在協定協商過程與簽署之後被龐大的經濟利益淹沒。這樣看來,歐盟追求"發展"的邏輯,似乎有些荒謬。

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Chinese Agribusiness Investment in Mekong Countries: Are Overseas Economic Expansion Strategies Doing Local Communities Good? (Part 1)

Chinese agribusiness is proliferating in the five Mekong countries; Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Burma. Pros and cons coexist; on one hand, Chinese government sees it as the means of supplying the fast-growing domestic demand, agribusiness sees it as opportunities of less cost and more profit, and recipient countries see it as a method of agitating economy. On the other hand, the policy has caused a lot of controversies, such as the land grabbing conflicts between local communities and businesses, environmental degradation and pollution, bribery and poverty, etc.

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