GO to any conference in the world and say “Doha development agenda”, and the room is likely to empty. But not in China. I was impressed recently with the degree of interest among China’s trade policy elite in the future of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the global trading system of which it is a part. By contrast, the dominant view among US trade policy makers is that the Doha round has failed, and the WTO is moribund.
Read more in my recent opinion editorial in Business Day.