A readily measurable aspect of globalization is the increasing exchange of capital, products and services across national boundaries, spurred by expanded use of container shipping and other technological improvements as well as falling barrier. The interdependence is most apparent with global supply chains, as manufactured goods like vehicles and electronics are assembled with components produced around the world, and it’s increasingly rare for any country to be the sole source of any one complex product. Countries aim to increase exports but worry about too many imports and trade imbalances, even as their consumers pursue low prices. Disagreements on subsidies, tariffs, quotas or unfair practices are debated by the World Trade Organization.

The Global Pivot to China

China’s plans for the 21st century have big implications for wider global order
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
May 27, 2014

Obama Travels to Asia, But Future of Trade Pact Is Uncertain

TPP critics are many: China, environmentalists, workers, politicians worry about corporate interests supplanting national control
David Dapice
April 21, 2014

Sovereign Debts in a Fossil-Fueled World

Governments refuse to tally true costs of fossil fuels and fail to escape industry dependence
Will Hickey
April 8, 2014

Romania: Chinese Are Coming!

In rebuff to EU, Romania sells resources to China for a bit of trade
Raluca Besliu
March 4, 2014

China Moves to End Its Codependency with US

China is striving for new economic balance and self-reliance, and the US should do the same
Stephen S. Roach
February 18, 2014

A Wary US Remains Open to Chinese Investments

Chinese investments are on the rise, with approval by US security reviews
Ziad Haider
February 6, 2014

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How Trump Would Rework NAFTA – And What Mexico, Canada Want in Return

NAFTA is tied to increased job and economic growth for each nation
Theophilos Argitis, Eric Martin, and Saleha Mohsin
January 24, 2017

China Groups Take Out Insurance Against Blocking of Foreign Deals

The firms anticipate increasing protectionism
Henry Sender
January 12, 2017

China Launches Freight Train to Britain

The milestone is part of an effort to stimulate the Chinese economy
Louise Moon
January 11, 2017

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability
Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy
January 10, 2017

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