Lu Chen, Consultant, United Nations
Feb 08, 2018
If effective policy measures can't be taken to contain it, the risks to the world economy caused by the escalation of protectionism could severely disturb the world in 2018.
Vasilis Trigkas, Onassis Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University
Oct 22, 2015
Based on what we know from leaks, Transatlantic and Pacific trade deals disproportionally empower corporations. Instead of trade regionalism driven by corporatism and overrated security imperatives, the EU, the USA and China, should join forces and with a trilateral trade commission shape a vast economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
May 11, 2015
In the new phase of the U.S. rebalancing strategy, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, stressed military capacity building, the acceleration of TPP negotiations, and increased use of the U.S.’s network of allies and partners. This will create more unnecessary tension, imbalance, and estranged economic Free Trade Agreements.
Mar 03, 2015
As the two largest economies, China and the U.S. are trying to formulate a new-type of major-country relationship. The establishment of a free trade area should be an integral part of such relationship. This will be a challenging mission, but the rewards will be tremendous.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Nov 05, 2014
Dan Steinbock discusses the history of Asian-Pacific regional trade zones, and the U.S.’s geopolitical trade concerns with APEC. For the U.S. to see greater economic cooperation with China, it should consider the more inclusive FTAAP proposal.