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I’m just back from the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, which was great. The 24-hour flight and 8 1/2-hour time difference are still killers though. I participated in a discussion about the future of India and China on my first evening at the festival, which was rebroadcast on ABC’s programme The National Interest. I also gave […]

Posted 11 Jul 2007 in Blog
By Philippe Legrain 6 COMMENTS

In a comment on my recent post on the contribution of trade liberalisation to Asia’s success, Jim takes issue with my contention that China and India are very powerful examples of the benefits of liberalisation: before they started their reforms, growth was slow, but as they have opened up their economies, growth has accelerated. He […]

Posted 14 Jun 2006 in Blog
By Philippe Legrain 1 COMMENT

The AFL-CIO, America’s biggest trade-union federation, is petitioning the Bush administration to impose economic sanctions against China for violations of workers’ rights. The unions claim that the exploitation of Chinese workers is not only morally repugnant, but also economically damaging, alleging that it has cost 1.2 million US workers their jobs. They say this amounts […]

Posted 09 Jun 2006 in Blog