For example, China is often labelled as a trading ally in laissez-faire circles, while it is also labelled as a potential enemy from nationalist circles. Can someone, a company, or country be a friend and enemy? How?
Governments can and do, negotiate 'trading' terms with each other therefore allowing goods to be bought and sold. I believe in times of war then trading would be non-existent. Most nations today that participate and are members of United Nations would be considered suitable 'trading' partners.
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