China in the WTO: Current issues and prospects for reform


July 15, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Anabel González (PIIE), Zhang Xiangchen (China's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

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Event Summary

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been instrumental to China's trade rise, providing a framework for greater certainty, stability, and increased market openness. China has become, in its own right, an active and influential player in the organization. But the WTO is facing an existential crisis. Where does China stand on the WTO's state of play? How does China view WTO reform and how could it contribute to strengthen global trade cooperation? Is China ready to help save the WTO? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:


Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen, China's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

Chad P. Bown, Senior Fellow, PIIE



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.