February 23, 2014

Sorry, Italy, You're in China's Seat

William Pesek, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

China will be even less transparent if economists are under pressure to be nice to Beijing. That is, unless the G-7 can talk China out of it. The only way to do that is to put out the welcome mat.

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