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Lovely Discusses China and the World Trade Organization with R Street Institute

December 22, 2021

Mary E. Lovely

Mary E. Lovely


After intense protest and protracted negotiations, China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December of 2001. Beijing’s place in the rules-based trading system was secured. Yet over time, the U.S.-China economic relationship began to change and has shifted rapidly in recent years. From a protracted trade war and temporary détente, to a new American presidential administration and the rise of Xi Jinping, the U.S.-China economic relationship has undergone a series of political shifts with profound ramifications for the future of global commerce. Professor Mary Lovely joined the R Street Institute for a panel discussion on economic issues and relations between the world’s two largest economies.


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