I gave the keynote address last week at the College of William and Mary Law School’s conference on emerging issues in international trade. The presentation was on the WTO dispute resolution system and U.S. – China litigation 2001-2012. It is clear that President Obama’s actions in the WTO concerning China have been even more aggressive than those of President’s Bush’s administration. The program was really outstanding.
I noticed in today’s papers that Premier Wen Jiabao is elaborating for the first time on China’s “going abroad” investment strategies and that computer hacking has been linked to individuals at a Chinese university. To me one of the biggest issues today in global trade is how the U.S. is going to reconcile the growing need for Chinese investment with concerns over cybersecurity.