World Trade Disorganisation

In history, a hegemon is largely associated with the presence of international economic infrastructure. In the 19th century, the British hegemon underwrote the liberal international order in the form of free trade and gold standard. The liberal order was later re-established by the American hegemon, which has overseen the Bretton Woods system from 1945. By […]

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China Plays Footsie on Trade Numbers

The Ministry of Commerce has quashed recent media reports speculating that China had surpassed the United States to become the world’s biggest trading nation by volume. Recent data from the world’s two largest economies show that Chinese trade in goods and services reached $3.87 trillion in 2012, according to the General Administration of Customs, while […]

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