Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation
Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation

China’s WTO reform aspirations take centre stage at globalisation seminar

  • The future of multilateral trade is at a crossroads, and the World Trade Organization’s new chief says changes are coming to the trade body
  • Former highly placed trade authorities say China must be wary of ‘a small circle with geopolitical considerations’, while guarding against protectionism

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation
Yi Xiaozhun, who stepped down as deputy director general of the World Trade Organization last month, speaking at a seminar in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Centre for China and Globalisation
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