21 APEC economies gather this week in Papua New Guinea but overhanging the Asia-Pacific meeting is the spectre of trade war and rising protectionism.
The China dream of a prosperous and integrated economy is set against the challenging backdrop of a trade war, the opposite of peace.
The Government’s announcement of outcomes from the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang including the commencement to upgrade the NZ/China FTA. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/china-fta-upgrade-talks-begin-next-month
The Chinese stock-market dive, the impact of fluctuating commodity prices, a report on the sources of increasing foreign direct investment, a rancorous public debate on [read more…]