A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP
A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP
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Opinion

The View by Richard Wong

Is the age of Milton Friedman’s dream of global integration and free markets coming to an end?

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A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP
A container ship unloading at Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province. Richard Wong writes this week that free market ideas are temporarily out of favour in the corridors of power. Photo: AP
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong