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Can the WTO right the ship on China? Shea says probably not

March 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM
If the World Trade Organization is a slowly sinking ship, as some argue, then one of its biggest leaks – a gaping hole, in the eyes of the U.S., European Union and others – is the organization's failure to rein in the trade-distorting practices of China’s state capitalist system. Can the WTO plug that hole? Or is it already too far underwater? The question gets to the heart of WTO reform efforts and, especially, the Trump administration’s single-minded – some...

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