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Trade coercion presents a growing threat to the global economy

Nations need to go beyond expressions of solidarity

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Yangshan Deepwater Port, the world's biggest automated container terminal, in Shanghai, pictured on Aug. 30: the trade rules that facilitated dramatic increases in global growth can no longer be taken for granted.   © VCG/Getty Images

Wendy Cutler is vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute and a former acting deputy U.S. Trade Representative. Jeffrey Wilson is research director at the Perth USAsia Center.

The integrity of the global trading system is under assault.

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