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At G20 meet, defending free trade will need more than talk

At stake is the post-World War Two concord on globalisation that proponents say has helped lift so much of the world out of poverty

Reuters  |  Sydney 

  WedgedinbetweentheBrexitvoteandtheUSpresidentialelection,leadersoftheworld'smajoreconomiesmeetthisweekendinChinaneedingtomountarealisticdefenceofthefreetradeandglobalisationtheyhavelongchampioned. Atstakeisthepost-WorldWarTwoconcordonglobalisationthatproponentssayhashelpedliftsomuchoftheworldoutofpoverty.China,thehostoftheGroupof20meeting,hasitselfbeenoneofthebiggestwinnersfromfreetrade,becomingtheworld'sleadingexporter. ButBritain'sshockvoteinJunetoleavethe ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 14:13 IST
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