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Preventing the Balkanization of the Internet

This post is co-authored by Fred Hu, Chairman and Founder of Primavera Capital Group, a China-based global investment firm. With the entire global economy becoming inextricably linked to the Internet and digital technologies, stronger regulation is more important than ever. But if that regulation is fragmented, clumsy, heavy-handed, or inconsistent, the consequences for economic integration—and, in turn, prosperity—could be severe. Read More

March 22, 2018

The Trump Tariffs on China: A Perilous Moment

The new tariffs are a high-stake gamble that economic shock and awe can succeed where negotiations have failed.

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March 12, 2018

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The Promising Future of the WTO: A Response from the Deputy Director-General

The WTO faces real challenges, but reports of its death are exaggerated. Here's the path forward.

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March 9, 2018

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Trump, China, and Steel Tariffs: The Day the WTO Died

President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum will destroy an already weakened World Trade Organization.

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