"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
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Dr. Junling Huang is a Philomathia Fellow at Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), UC Berkeley. He directs the BECI-China Project which seeks to address China’s energy and climate challenges by bringing science and technology into the design of public policy. He is also a member of the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change and an associate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include China's energy and climate policy, China's science and technology policy, and China's governance.
From 2014–2016, he was an STPP postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, advised by the then STPP director Prof. Venkatesh Narayanamurti. Junling Huang received his Ph.D. from School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University in 2014 and a B.S. from School of Physics, Peking University in 2009.Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017, 12:38pm