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Cutting the Subsidies: Good or Bad?

On April 14, China stopped the subsidies to small exports firms in seven industries. This action is a response to the challenges from U.S. at the beginning of 2015. The cancellation of the subsidies could be a disaster for some … Continue reading

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WTO DISPUTE: RUSSIA AGAINST EU OVER REGULATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Introduction On April 30, 2014, Russia filed a request for consultation against the EU over its new energy market law – the 2009 “Third Energy Package”. A panel was established later, but the dispute has not been composed yet. This … Continue reading

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Why T-TIP is so scary?

Since the first round of negotiation in July 2013, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) has been facing an uphill struggle. On the webpage stop-ttip.org, over 3.4 million people have signed against T-TIP. European people protest the treaty on social … Continue reading

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Why should Taiwanese support the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement?

    Since March 18th, Taiwanese students have occupied the debating chamber of parliament over a week, protesting against the proposed services trade agreement with mainland China which would see closer economic ties across the Taiwan straits.    However, under … Continue reading

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Is FDI always beneficial for developing countries?

The impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on development is a much-debated topic. Over decades, many international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the IMF, have increasingly promoted FDI. However, on the other hand, many NGOs, labor unions … Continue reading

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