The Group of Eight (G8) Industrialized Nations Trade liberalization, tax reform, and transparency in development are expected to dominate the agenda at the 2013 G8 summit. While some critics have called this agenda unambitious --previous summits have focused on eradicating poverty or resolving the financial crisis, for example--CFR's Stewart Patrick commends its "manageable" scope.
June 14, 2013 - Foreign Relations
Hu Jintao in China Daily We must continue to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation and oppose protectionism in all its manifestations,President Hu said.
Susan Schwab in International Herald Tribune Certain industries face frustrating barriers to doing business in China and there are worrisome signs that China's market liberalization efforts have slowed in the last year,Schwab said in a statement.
Craig Mundie in BusinessWeek Vietnam has demonstrated to the world its capacity for quantum leaps,said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft Corp., praising the role of "broad-based reform and economic liberalization" in its rapid surge...