Sunday, December 11, 2011

On December 11

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), following what CNN called "15 years of diplomatic struggle," the People's Republic of China became a member state of the World Trade Organization. Preceding the accession were negotiations aimed at assuring, to the United States and Europe in particular, that China would "open its economy to international competition." But a report Congress released just last month asserted that China had not done enough in that regard -- even as China launched a WTO-linked investigation into the U.S. renewable energy sector.

(Prior December 11 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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