Thursday, 10 July 2008

Trade and the Olympics: Language as a Trade Barrier

While China hasn't made much progressing in implementing the
obligation in its WTO Accession Protocol to translate all foreign
trade laws and regulations into one of the official languages of the
WTO, it has certainly achieved a lot in training its people to speak
English ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Now that English is only one of
the three official languages of the WTO, is the priority of English
over the other two official languages a violation of the MFN

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