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What must be done to stop trade becoming a weapon in a 3-way geopolitical stand-off?

Moderator

Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

Panellists

Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House
Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael China Centre

Play podcast: 41.18 mins

This podcast episode was recorded on July 28 2020

The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the forces reshaping the world’s multilateral trading system.

As the geopolitical and economic rivalry between the US and China intensifies, what will ‘decoupling’ mean in practice for the world’s two superpowers? As the stand-off continues, is the European Union destined to be a bystander, or can the European Commission seize a leadership role in protecting multilateralism and promoting global free trade?

In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House; Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael China Centre.

Listen as they discuss the mutual frustration and mistrust growing between Washington DC, Brussels and Beijing as trade, technology and security increasingly fuse into a toxic, zero-sum mix.

What must be done to stop trade becoming a weapon in a 3-way geopolitical stand-off between the US, China and the EU?  What scope is there for defusing the clash over trade matters when it also involves security, influence and values? 

The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Chatham House; the Clingendael Institute; the International Chamber of Commerce; the Delors Institute; the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Knowledge Partner).

The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Chatham House; the Clingendael Institute; the International Chamber of Commerce; the Delors Institute; the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Knowledge Partner).

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