Globalisation: Winners and Losers
As G20 leaders meet in Germany, we ask if globalisation benefits everyone.
Globalisation is under fire. Many voters in Britain and America have turned against it, and in President Trump protectionism has found a champion. But the promoters of globalisation are regrouping. As the G20 group of countries with the largest economies meets in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to keep working towards an interconnected world. And China is working on a massive infrastructure programme to stimulate trade flows. This week on Newshour Extra Owen Bennett Jones and his guests discuss whether the era of free trade is at risk and which countries will provide leadership in pushing globalisation forward.
(Image: The main gates of the Tata steelworks in Wales. Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Finbarr Livesey - Author, 'From Global to Local'
Meredith Crowley - Cambridge University
Wallace Cheng - International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Robert Falkner - London School of Economics
Joe Shrodek - former steel worker in Warren, Ohio