Donald Trump has made stanching the flow of free trade a centerpiece of his plan to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. But how well would choking off trade with China, which ranks first in global exports, actually work? Senior Brookings fellow David Dollar explains in clear, concise language why protectionist trade policies would hurt the United States and how to use better strategies to reverse the loss of jobs and falling wages. getAbstract recommends this illuminating article to policy makers and anyone concerned about the future of global trade.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why China’s trade and investment practices need reform,
- Why protectionist policies are unlikely to restore jobs to the US manufacturing sector, and
- What the United States can do to help forge a healthy and balanced trade relationship with China.
About the Author
David Dollar is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center.