What we are reading
Week of July 13
Published 13 July 2021
How have G-20 countries responded to the pandemic in terms of easing and restricting trade? What is the impact of this response on the global economy?
By World Trade Organization
The EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is intended to help reduce carbon emissions. Is the plan structured in a way that allows achievement of its stated goals?
By Uri Dadush, Policy Center for the New South
By The Economist
By Clay Chandler and Yvonne Lau, Fortune
By David Wertime and Shen Lu, Protocol China
Global markets have watched with concern the sudden reversal of fortune of ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing after its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. What lies ahead for Chinese firms that hope to list in US stock exchanges? How will tighter regulation of ‘Variable Interest Entities’ impact foreign investment? Will US regulators make it more difficult for Chinese companies to list shares? And what are the implications of these developments on data collection in China?
China hopes to become the largest economy in the world in the next decade. But to achieve this milestone, it must overcome significant challenges.
By Eric Zhu and Tom Orlik, Bloomberg
India’s new Information Technology Rules require removing “unlawful” posts. Social media companies are challenging the rules, citing arbitrary enforcement and vague definitions.
By Ken Koyanagi, Nikkei Asia
Social media companies, wary of proposed revisions to Hong Kong’s Personal Data Privacy Ordinance that would implicate local employees over offending posts, may leave Hong Kong.
By Newley Purnell, Wall Street Journal
How can trade agreements help mitigate the spread of disinformation? What provisions can negotiators adopt to combat this problem?
By Susan Ariel Aaronson, CIGI Papers No. 255
Free trade agreements / Trade and geopolitics
A recent report by the United States International Trade Commission reveals positive but minimal economic impact from trade agreements negotiated between 1984 and 2017.
By Doug Palmer, Politico
Foreign direct investment
What impact will changes to the global tax regime have on foreign direct investment and the structure of multinational corporations?
By Nicholas Shaxson, Foreign Affairs
As tensions increase, how will the US investment review process adapt to the new reality of the US-China economic relationship?
By Alex Leary and Katy Stek Ferek, Wall Street Journal
Trade and technology
How did the Trump Administration’s trade policy toward China contribute to semiconductor shortages?
By Chad P. Bown, Foreign Affairs
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