China defends economic policies

Chinese currencyIn his once-a-year news conference, China’s premier sought to deflate pressure over Chinese economic policies and promised cooperation in revving up the global recovery.  International relations Professor Kevin Gallagher, author of “The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization,” says says its good that China is pointing to other countries for their protectionist tendencies.

“The U.S. and others can’t have their cake and eat it too — by taking China to the WTO when China is violating rules then crying ‘protectionist’ when the U.S. is taken to task.”

Contact Kevin Gallagher, 617-353-9348, kpg@bu.edu

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