In this session, author and Senior Fellow, Paul Blustein, will be discussing his timely book Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System. The book recounts how China opened its markets and underwent far-reaching reforms that fuelled economic take-off, but then adopted policies that unfairly disadvantaged foreign competitors and circumvented WTO rules. Central to the discussion will be the catastrophic turn of events in 2018 that erupted a trade war between China and the US which has brought the trading system to a breaking point. Paul's presentation will be followed by a panel of experts.
Moderator: Susan Aaronson, senior fellow and research professor of international affairs (GWU).
Panelists: Ana Swanson, trade reporter (New York Times), Steve Suranovic, associate economics professor (GWU), and Scott Kennedy, senior advisor, Freeman Chair in China Studies Director (CSIS)
Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises.
Susan Ariel Aaronson is a CIGI senior fellow. She is an expert in international trade, digital trade, corruption and good governance, and human rights.