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China’s place in the global trading system

Bruegel director Guntram Wolff and senior fellow André Sapir discuss how potential WTO reform could better accommodate China.

In this Director’s Cut of ‘The Sound of Economics’, Guntram Wolff talks to Bruegel senior fellow André Sapir about his upcoming paper on how to reform the WTO in the context of a different Chinese economic system.

China has recently been atop the European policy agenda, especially with President Xi’s recent visits to Rome and Paris ahead of the EU-China Summit in April. The discussants here walk us through the main challenges in the EU’s quest to position itself vis-à-vis China, including the issues of forced technology transfers and the behaviour of Chinese state-owned enterprises.