Interesting bits on international trade, the WTO, and trade in services versus trade in goods.
Very interesting story, both for what it says about the fits and starts of China’s efforts to create a domestic, consumer-driven economy, and also for the worrisome trend (if you are the Chinese government) of capital flight.
Fascinating story combining the US-China contest for influence, and the strengths and weaknesses of their respective styles of influence-wielding.
A story about the selection process for the president of the World Bank.
A small sliver of good news for the liberal arts major (I know, not terribly related to global politics)
Story from The Atlantic about Standard Motor Products. The company, based in Queens, makes fuel injectors for after-market auto parts stores in a factory in Greenville, South Carolina.
A sliver of evidence of China’s commitment to growing a domestic, consumption-based economy.