While no supporter of unions myself ... market access is always the key. I had no problem with Japan ... other then pretending we got market access there. China on the other hand says it was nothing more then a way for more profit and a means to undermine labor in America. This is clearly demonstrated by the results ... exactly as one should expect. Given that rational why is it important for a nation to extend property rights to a foreign nation ... when it clearly damages your own nation?
Why should I trade my nations prosperity for another nations lack of prosperity ... to protect the interests of a few of my own countries wealthy ... who think their property rights include foreign access to market ... which damages our society?
Relative price means nothing when small business, unemployment, lost government revenues, loss of prosperity ... occur.