zero-sum game

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 4 02:30:05 UTC 2012

This one actually seems OK to me--the idea being that US plays as if
there is something win or lose, while the point of the article is that
cooperation is a win for both sides. Again, not criticizing content
here, merely the expression. And the expression does not raise any flags
with me.


On 6/3/2012 9:26 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> ...
> No longer really relevant but FWIW, the China article at uses the expression at the end, but I should have pointed out the word "game" is left out:
> "We hope the US will abandon its zero-sum thought and play a constructive role in increasing mutual trust, promoting common development and maintaining regional peace and stability."
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA

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