The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

China may stub its toe on rare earths quotas

December 30, 2010

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

For Chinese exporters, grass is greener abroad

September 17, 2009

WeiGucrop.jpg- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. -

The U.S.-China tire dispute threatens to spill into other sectors and squeeze Chinese exporters' already razor-thin margins further. It might seem mind-boggling to many that Chinese manufacturers are still hanging on to weak overseas markets even though the domestic economy looks much healthier and surely offers more potential.

from Commentaries:

Free-trade advocates need to get real

September 17, 2009

President Barack Obama's decision to impose safeguard tariffs on imported tyres from China has drawn predictable howls of outrage from economists, think tank staff and editorial writers -- none of whom has seen their job exported to China. It would be more constructive if they devoted the same effort to devising ways to compensate losers from globalisation in order to shore up waning public support for trade liberalisation.
Between 2000 and 2008, almost 4 million jobs were lost in U.S. manufacturing (22 percent of the total), many as the result of offshoring and increasing competition from lower-cost manufacturers in China and elsewhere in Asia.

Wrong, wrong and wrong again – a response to “Latvia: let the lat go”

July 31, 2009

morten-hansen1- Morten Hansen is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He is head of the economics department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga -