Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
Donald Trump views himself as a deal-maker, so the prospect of a "quick" trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. seems unlikely, despite the American president's earlier optimism.
Viewed against the odds of success in getting 55 countries to foster meaningful regional integration, Africa has made commendable progress in crafting its own creative approach.
The latest report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia points to shifting global winds on globalisation and free trade. What can Australia do to continue to weather the storm?
The Australian economy has changed significantly over the past 30 years to focus on services. They are unlikely to be drastically affected by repealing free trade agreements.
Too many economists have refused to take seriously the idea that Brexit could economically benefit the UK.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
The US wants rid of NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism but for Canada it's a red line issue.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
Many have compared the UK's repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 with leaving the European Union.
The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
A fundamental insight into the distributive effects of free trade from almost 90 years ago.
The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.