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China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 had huge ramifications for the global trading system and in shaping the events that have led to today’s U.S.-China trade war, explains author Paul Blustein in his new book, “Schism: China, America, and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System.” But Blustein, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, argues that the Trump administration actually poses a bigger threat to the system with its decision to “flagrantly violate” WTO rules.

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