8 Local Industries Likely To Benefit from Bigger Trade Relations with China
Another week filled with more confusing jabber from our dear president. Much like Hansel in the fairy tale leaving a trail of breadcrumbs along his path, we are all left scrutinizing each morsel trying to decipher what it could all mean. Was he serious? Was he baiting for a reaction from us?
Digong’s recent pronouncement that the country would look to China and Russia for trade relations while breaking off with Uncle Sam has us all scratching our heads and wondering what could be in store for us all. In the event that our President was serious about this, here are 8 local industries we predict would likely see a boom in case the Philippines does become a trade partner of China.
8. Appliance repair shops
Can you imagine the number of China-made appliances that will need repairs suddenly hitting our shores? Several mom-and-pop trades will definitely make a killing!
7. Food retail
We can only imagine the joy of our Chinese comrades upon having a taste of genuine food, having been fed fake rice, noodles, eggs and other edibles they could fake or taint with chemicals in the Mainland.
6. Plastic manufacturing
China has been the go-to country for mass production of everything plastic. Because of this, we can expect Orocan to see a lot of competition since the market will be flooded with fake plastic things; including the ones above number 7.
5. Meat industry
Who knows if RA 8485, an act prohibiting trade and consumption of pet meat, will be repealed once China comes in. When that happens, we are likely to see less askals and stray cats on our streets and more of them on hooks at your friendly neighborhood wet markets.
4. Seafood buffets
Apparently our Chinese brothers love these crustaceans so much. Perhaps this greedy, shameful hoarding practices will serve our local fishermen well should Mainland tourists flood the buffet lines in our restos.
The much ballyhooed issue of sovereignty over the Panatag Shoal will be moot. By then, there will be no need for a military airbase. The reclaimed area can then be turned into an Asian version of Disneyland. But, of course, no Westerners will be allowed entry.
I don’t know what it is about our Asian neighbors that makes them think that the world is their toilet. In any case, we ought to teach them our civilized ways of doing business and introduce them to the wonderful invention called the Portalet. Ah, who are we kidding?
1. Shabu manufacturing
Our President said it himself, the shabu proliferating in our country comes from China. Of course this would be a zero-sum game, as we expect the number of bodies to pile up as the number of drugs increase in the country. This imbues the phrase “making a killing,” with, well, a deadly twist!
What other industries do you think will thrive in case of bigger trade relations with China? Sound off below!