Category Asia

« Trump has a point: the rules on international trade need to be changed »

Donald Trump muốn cải tổ hay “xóa sổ” Tổ Chức Thương Mại Thế Giới ? Vietnamese version : http://www.rfi.fr/vi/quốc-tế/20191217-donald-trump-muốn-cải-tổ-hay-xóa-sổ-tổ-chức-thương-mại-thế-giới English Version : Over the past quarter century, world trade has grown strongly, but the WTO has been slowly transitioning and adapting. After joining the organization in 2001, China quickly took advantage of the favorable conditions of […]

“Phase one deal is small compared to the damage of the trade war”

On China–U.S. trade war China and the United States have agreed on the text of phase one economic and trade agreement, but Pascal Lamy said this phase one deal means a small result compared to damage made by the trade war. He reiterated that over the past year, the trade spat between China and the […]

“Let the Chinese decide if they ban something.”

Refinitiv deployed filter to block Reuters reports as Hong Kong protests raged Under pressure from the Chinese government, the financial information provider that distributes Reuters news to investors has blocked over 200 stories on the mainland that could paint Beijing in a negative light. The censorship began earlier this year after Refinitiv feared its China […]

« The world is still heading to integration »

The former head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said China and the United States should embrace free competition over a tit-for-tat trade war in talks that could have a profound effect on the fate of globalization. Speaking to Caixin during the Paris Peace Forum last week, Pascal Lamy, WTO director-general from 2005 to 2013, […]

APEC Forum : “What unites us is the belief that open trade is the way to go”

The global market offers the chance to create a new, open trading system for the digital economy as e-commerce emerges across the world – but only if Canada and its partners can master how to make compatible “the three kingdoms” of the digital scene in the coming years. That was the view of former World […]

China joining the WTO : “overall, it was a good day for the rest of the world”

In a recent interview with China Daily in Brussels, Lamy dismissed some opinions voiced in the US that it was a bad idea to let China join the WTO. “Of course it was a good idea-a good idea and it has worked extremely well,” said Lamy, a French national who has also served as European […]