Wednesday, 3 February 2010

'Today' January 11, 2010 - Free Trade

Conventional wisdom would suggest that free and open trade - trade without artificial or protectionist barriers - would be good for business. So why are announcements of Free Trade Agreement negotiations often met with protests? Why is anti-globalization becoming the "cause celebre" at economic and trade meetings around the world?

We asked the experts:

Prof. Bryan Christopher Mercurio, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Tu Xinquan, Associate Director and Associate Professor of China Institute for WTO Studies of University of International Business and Economics

Mark Hughes,Executive business editor, China Daily

MP3 Audio File: FTAs

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