QPQ Kritik For Policy

A number of policy teams have been reading their affs as different version of a “quid pro quo” – exchange of one thing for another with the PRC.

We have a kritik of that!  It is posted here as a standalone critique – BUT it also works as a net benefit to a counterplan.  You can just counterplan to do the aff as NOT a quid pro quo.

Example:

Greenhill SK Says:

The United States federal government should substantially increase its diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China by offering to withdraw United States military presence from the Korean Peninsula in exchange for the People’s Republic of China’s support for a peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

You can say:

The United States federal government should substantially increase its diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China by withdrawing United States military presence from the Korean Peninsula.  The United States should ask the People’s Republic of China’s support for a peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

(NOTE: This CP/K combo works especially well when they don’t have a really good defense of linking the two issues.)