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Child labor and forced labor in cotton production — is there a current WTO mandate to identify and quantify the distortive effects?

Terence Stewart | Current Thoughts on Trade | 01/25/2021

In yesterday’s post (January 24), I reviewed the continued widespread human rights issue of child labor and forced labor in the production of a wide range of products (agricultural, manufactured,…

Biden’s ‘Buy America’ plan won’t work

Rick Newman | Yahoo Finance | 01/25/2021

Just about every president promises a new-and-improved Buy America ...

Getting the China challenge right

David Dollar | Ryan Hass | Brookings | 01/25/2021

SUMMARY     The Trump administration had an incoherent and inconsistent policy...

China’s economy probably shrank in 2020

Derek Scissors | AEI | 01/18/2021

The Chinese Communist Party appreciates American media praise. Yes, China halted COVID...


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