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Export-Led Growth is Waning in East Asia

Changes are underway which could substantially diminish the relevance of export-led development strategies for countries in East Asia.

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Michael Jordan Scores in China

Michael Jordan’s exploits on the basketball court were legendary, but the former hoops star seems to be showing that he’s got “game” when it comes to the rules of international trade as well.

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Protesters Rally Against The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

The Death of TPP: What Does it Really Mean?

President-elect Trump announced his intention to formally withdraw the United States from the TPP agreement. So ends seven years of controversial negotiations and intense public debates over the content and anticipated consequences of the pact. Trade goes on -- but other countries will try to fill the leadership space.

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The Case for Sustainable Trade

Trade has been a remarkable engine of economic growth and development, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty since the birth of the modern trade system in Bretton Woods more than six decades ago. But how can a country trade sustainably, and deliver not only balanced economic benefits to its citizens, but also strengthen social capital and provide responsible environmental stewardship?

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Shenzhen: From Fishing Village to Global Metropolis

In the 1980s, the southern Chinese coastal city of Shenzhen was not much more than a small fishing village, home to some 30,000 hearty souls eking out a living barely above the subsistence level.

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TPP: What’s the Big Deal?

  If you are following trade issues, even casually, you will likely have heard the acronym “TPP” in recent months. That’s because the campaigns for and against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, are in full swing as approval in the U.S. Congress hangs in the balance. Unfortunately, with communication about the TPP being dominated by […]

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