The dispute settlement crisis in the World Trade Organization: Issues, challenges and directions

The dispute settlement crisis in the World Trade Organization: Issues, challenges and directions

On December 11 2019, one of the two members of the Appellate Body (AB), the appeals board of the World Trade Organization (WTO) retired, an on-the-face-of-it innocuous event, but one which may lead to the disruption of the global economy in the near future. Professor Julien Chaisse at The City University of Hong Kong explores this issue. He examines the […]

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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative: its strategic, trade, and fiscal implications

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative Its strategic, trade, and fiscal implications

The ’Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) aims to create the infrastructure necessary to connect China to Europe, with the ultimate aim of creating a new Free Trade Area between China and Europe. To all intents and purposes, this enormous project intends to recreate for the modern, digital age the Silk Road that once connected China with Europe during the time […]

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