He told The Conversation that even when he finished his degree in the 1990s "the economic rationale for continuing the trade wasn't strong".
The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.
The recent U.S. trade mission to China failed, allowing no space for future compromise. What follows will likely be much more than a simple trade war.
Shipping is becoming greener, but this brings new safety challenges.
Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
Smaller Australian businesses are more productive than larger ones, but have disproportionately low levels of exports and wages.
This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
Brexit Britain should be especially concerned.
Michelle Grattan speaks to University of Canberra's Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Up to now, both government and opposition were anxious to stay in step.
Wood's call follows NSW Liberal and former health minister Sussan Ley declaring the trade should cease.
Trump, who withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he became president, briefly appeared to consider joining the trade accord again.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.
The international partnership offers new trade opportunities for the UK but some of its members also stand to lose out as a result of leaving the EU.
As the US celebrates Wine Day, China's young winemakers are a reminder of the power and value of cameraderie and cooperation in this age-old industry.
“Honesty is the best policy” is hardly a hallmark of the Trump régime, so China would have been smart to pursue a more honest, less manipulative path in its simmering trade war with the U.S.
On Friday the Agriculture department announced it had suspended the supply of sheep to a Qatar abattoir after seeing footage provided by Animals Australia.
The US and China must work together to reform the global trade system. Their economies are too entwined for a trade war.
Why the Commonwealth trade advantage isn't all that strong.
It doesn't need a review to tell you that for the sheep these voyages - even when they go better than this one did - are hell, whatever "standards" are imposed.