April 2006 - Issue 388
April 2006

The recent trade summit in Hong Kong did virtually nothing to make trade more fair for poorer countries - even though the current round of talks is meant to be devoted to development.

The clamour for 'trade justice' is growing around the world - and with good reason. But what does it actually mean? This month's issue of the New Internationalist embarks on a journey of exploration. It involves stops in Hong Kong and Bangladesh but also takes us through the global trading system and the reasons why it isn't working for so many of the world's people. But this issue also goes beyond `what's wrong' and towards alternative ideas for better, fairer ways of organizing global trade.

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