global trade

EU Unveils Plan to Ban Products Made With Forced Labor

On Wednesday, the European Commission officially released its proposal for banning products made with forced labor from entering EU markets. While the proposed regulation does not single out a specific country, it is widely seen...

EU, China Hold Deadlocked Dialogue on Ukraine, Other Issues

On April 1, leaders of the EU and China met over videoconference for their first summit since 2020. Delayed last year after a fight over tit-for-tat sanctions, the meeting was hoped to calm geopolitical tensions between the two...

China Fluffs Up Cotton Price

As China’s trade surpasses the United States making it the world’s largest trading nation, The Wall Street Journal reports China’s demand for cotton is helping the global market by boosting demand: The...

The Great China Debate

Foreign Affairs puts two contesting opinions about China’s rise and global order head-to-head in a recent article. The piece begins with Heritage Foundation research fellow Derek Scissors’ reaction to Arvind...

Biden: "China’s Rise Isn’t Our Demise"

Following his recent visit to Asia, vice president Joe Biden argues in a New York Times op-ed that China’s rise as a global power need not come at America’s expense. Some here and in the region see China’s...

Global Trade: “Everyone’s Afraid of China”

Two recent articles describe different points of friction between China and the global trade system: Beijing’s foot-dragging in complying with current agreements, and the possible effects of China’s rise on the...

China Growth May Slow at Worst Time for World Economy

For years economists have warned China needs to do more to keep its economic growth from spiraling out of control. Now, with the country’s leaders finally showing signs they may be able to rein in the beast, Bloomberg...

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