World Trade Organization
Latest World Trade Organization Items
Just before Christmas, President Obama's top trade negotiator dropped off a report to Congress complaining of Chinese wind-turbine incentives. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk wants the World Trade Organization (WTO) to intervene in the dispute over Beijing's use of grants and loans to prop up its domestic propeller industry.
Western governments on Thursday condemned a Russian court's decision to extend the prison sentence for imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a ruling widely viewed as flouting the rule of law and evincing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's political ambitions.
"Conventional wisdom" too often means that otherwise smart people have stopped thinking. You can tell when it takes hold: Buzzwords get repeated. Obvious truths are denied. And the critical faculties, so essential for serious thought, are met with derision.
Russia will demand that NATO drop its secret agreement to defend the Baltic States against any military attack, Russia's envoy to the alliance said Tuesday.
Beijing is promising new subsidies to develop China's solar power industry _ policies already under fire from the United States as a possible trade violation.
China's government announced a new crackdown Tuesday on rampant illegal copying of products from software to music that is adding to tensions with Washington and other governments over trade and currency complaints.
A congressional advisory panel is recommending that lawmakers prod the Obama administration into tougher action against what it calls China's policy of keeping its currency undervalued.
What does today's sluggish U.S. economy have in common with a controversial, $35 billion Air Force contract? In both cases, working Americans feel as if they're playing a rigged carnival game.
With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Democrats have increasingly seized on outsourcing of U.S. jobs as a campaign issue, arguing the GOP's policies have encouraged companies to shift work overseas.