Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Aug 26, 2019
President Trump’s most recent threat to leave the WTO has caught worldwide attention. Would removing itself from the organization be beneficial for the United States, or is it just a bluff?
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Aug 02, 2019
Trump’s most recent memo to the WTO is the latest in a series of unilateral aggressions by the U.S. Given the relentless combativeness of the Trump Administration in global trade more broadly, the memo targeting WTO norms is unlikely to have any productive results.
Jul 17, 2019
May 14, 2019
China says US trade policies are threatening the existence of the World Trade Organization.
Apr 29, 2019
Japanese prime minister says nation will use presidency of group of industrialized countries to push for changes.
Hannah Feldshuh, Analyst
Jan 10, 2019
Multilateral institutions, like the World Trade Organization, have become proxies for differing visions of the global order and international relations.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Nov 16, 2018
In the past two years, the Trump administration has started trade wars against China, its major trade partners, and security allies. In the absence of united opposition by advanced and emerging economies, the next target will be the World Trade Organization.
Sourabh Gupta, Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jul 03, 2018
As President Trump seeks to ramp up pressure on China by implementing additional tariffs, he and his administration may find the constraints of international law and WTO procedures hard to circumvent. Washington should suspend its tariff threat, sit down with President Xi’s reform-minded team and press for the further liberalization of China’s foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights regimes.
Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, COA, Washington D.C. Office
Jan 08, 2018
U.S. policy-makers must recognize that the most productive path forward is not to maneuver into constant conflict with China but rather to concentrate on our own competitiveness, to restore a sense of national unity, and to re-emerge from the current political cycle as an example of an open market democracy that others are both willing and able to emulate.
Sara Hsu, Visiting Scholar at Fudan University
Dec 14, 2017
Although President Donald Trump appears to have changed his tune on China from all-out accusatory on the campaign trail to grumbling in the Oval Office, U.S.-China economic relations are at their most precarious in years. The issue of trade is a major stumbling block between the two nations.