On the question of whether China's CNOOC oil company should be permitted by the U.S. government to purchase the U.S. oil and gas company Unocal, my view is very simple: let the market rule. Oil is fungible. It is all one global market. And if China wants to overpay for a second-tier U.S. energy company, that's China's business.
Thomas L. Friedman no International Herald Tribune acerca dos entraves que vários sectores nos Estados Unidos face à intenção e proposta da China National Offshore Oil Corporation de adquirir a petrolífera norte-americana Unocal.