The United States is feeding the world with "poison pills"

The U.S. may be able to bully other countries by its power with a "poison pill" clause, but it cannot prevent normal and justified trade decisions and diplomatic choices.

Op-Ed Blog

The United States is feeding the world with "poison pills"

The U.S. may be able to bully other countries by its power with a "poison pill" clause, but it cannot prevent normal and justified trade decisions and diplomatic choices.

Tougher take-off for US-made airplanes

Tariffs on airplane and airliner parts clog the supply chain of a thriving industry, an industry that's important not just to the US and China – but also global commerce.

China-ASEAN RCEP deal is bad news for Trump's trade war

With the RCEP standing to create the largest trading bloc in the world, with China itself a member, it sets the stage for a long-term failure in Washington's strategy against Beijing.

Trump could isolate US in coercing allies against China

US President Donald Trump seems willing to risk allies' national interests in his trade and geopolitical wars against China. 

SCO free trade area could be a tool in the fight against protectionism

It is no easy task to establish a free trade area, but judging from the momentum the SCO has gained in its development, the basic conditions required are in place.

Premier Li’s trip to help promote connectivity

Premier Li Keqiang's current visit is a major part of the effort by China to forge consensus on bilateral and regional affairs and promoting greater connectivity between China and its partners in Asia and Europe. 

“The art of the deal" can’t be a light for the world

The IMF said that in a highly uncertain political environment, trade risks have become a major challenge for the global economy. IMF Managing Director called on world leaders "to join hands to fix the current trade system, not destroy it".

Nobody can win in the trade war game

The world is currently entering uncertain times, politically and economically. Brexit threatens the state of the EU, trade wars abound between nations, and the harmony of the planet is indeed threatened.

Columnists

LU Xiankun Professor LU Xiankun is Managing Director of LEDECO Geneva and Associate Partner of IDEAS Centre Geneva. He is Emeritus Professor of China Institute for WTO Studies of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Wuhan University (WHU) of China and visiting professor or senior research fellow of some other universities and think tanks in China and Europe. He also sits in management of some international business associations and companies, including as Senior Vice President of Shenzhen UEB Technology LTD., a leading e-commerce company of China. Previously, Mr. LU was senior official of Chinese Ministry of Commerce and senior diplomat posted in Europe, including in Geneva as Counsellor and Head of Division of the Permanent Mission of China to the WTO and in Brussels as Commercial Secretary of the Permanent Mission of China to the EU. Benjamin Cavender Benjamin Cavender is a Shanghai based consultant with more than 11 years of experience helping companies understand consumer behavior and develop go to market strategies for China. He is a frequent speaker on economic and consumer trends in China and is often featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Channel News Asia. Sara Hsu Sara Hsu is an associate professor from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a regular commentator on Chinese economy. Xu Qinduo Xu Qinduo is CRI's former chief correspondent to Washington DC, the United States. He works as the producer, host and commentator for TODAY, a flagship talk show on current affairs. Mr. Xu contributes regularly to English-language newspapers including Shenzhen Daily and Global Times as well as Chinese-language radio and TV services.