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.

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

China’s Rise Leads India and Japan to Wary Embrace

Asian geopolitical landscape transforms as India seeks new partners like Japan and South Korea
Harsh V. Pant
January 30, 2014

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Belgium Walloons Block Key EU Ceta Trade Deal with Canada

Concern about trade deals, lost jobs, lower wages, arbitration rules and corporate power
October 24, 2016

World Bank Admits Some Have Lost Out From Free Trade

Globalization imposes uneven effects, and social supports are needed
Kamal Ahmed
October 12, 2016

Chinese Billionaire Makes Aggressive Moves in Hollywood

Some legislators question if investors in film industry pursue profit, soft power or propaganda
Ryan Faughnder and David Pierson
October 5, 2016

Global Economic Growth “Sliding Back into the Morass”

Economists fear a backlash without push for investment, openness in global economy
Chris Giles
October 4, 2016

Tens of Thousands Protest in Europe Against Atlantic Free Trade Deals

Europeans are skeptical about environmental and labor protections
Michael Nienaber
September 28, 2016

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