"Free trade is forced trade!” Globalization critic Christian Felber demands more ethics in international business. He believes it should be a means to an end in promoting environmental protection and human rights.
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations.
The US has accused Beijing of forcing US firms to share their intellectual property with Chinese state-owned companies. The decision is set to escalate global trade tensions.
While nearly half of Europeans regard globalization as a threat, the majority also see the EU as part of the answer, according to a new study. Terrorism and migration ranked as the main concerns on Europeans' minds.
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