Tag: trade

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership

Written by Flynt L. Leverett and Robert Sprinkle. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at last week’s World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous defense of globalization and multilateral cooperation was mounted not by an American statesman, but by the president of […]

Food security in China

By Xiaohua Yu. Given the sheer size of its population, China’s government naturally places food security as a priority in its domestic policy agenda. A small shortage in China’s food supply could result in huge price spikes in turn causing significant social unrest.

China’s Trade Strategy: Work in Progress

Written by Bryan Mercurio. China is evolving into a real trade power. Accounting for only 3 percent of world exports prior to joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, Chinese exports doubled to 6 percent following accession and grew to a remarkable 14 percent fifteen years later. […]