Category Asia

“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 […]

Ex-WTO-Chef Pascal Lamy: „Donald Trump ist das Problem“

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat gerade den Handelskrieg mit China eskaliert. Was halten Sie davon? Pascal Lamy: Wir haben ein Problem mit dem Welthandelssystem, und das heißt Trump. Nicht, dass es davor ein Paradies gewesen wäre. Wir haben bei der Offenheit des Handels noch einen Weg zu gehen, und es haben nicht immer alle davon profitiert. Aber […]

Pascal Lamy “very worried” Japan is using trade to address an essentially “political problem” of colonial reparation.

For Pascal Lamy, “what is now happening between Japan and Korea, it is like a cancer metastasising of Trump’s weaponisation of trade. People don’t even pretend it is about something else [and] use trade for a totally political reason.” Read the full article here :