China s WTO Accession Reassessed Book

China s WTO Accession Reassessed


  • Author : Wang Luolin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317636670

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China s WTO Accession Reassessed Excerpt :

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001 was a highly significant event both for China and for the wider world. This book argues that, although at the time some people doubted the likely benefits, China's WTO accession has been highly successful. It discusses how China has abided by its commitment to WTO terms and how WTO membership has contributed to China's reform and opening up; explores how vastly increased co-operative exchange with many countries around the world has been mutually beneficial in a range of fields including trade, science and culture; and shows how China's WTO membership has been a great stimulus both for China's economy and the world economy. The book considers the subject from a number of perspectives, and draws out lessons for future reform and development for China, and for China's relations with the rest of the world, emphasising the need to maintain a win-win approach.

China s WTO Accession Reassessed Book

China s WTO Accession Reassessed


  • Author : Wang Luolin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317636663

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China s WTO Accession Reassessed Excerpt :

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001 was a highly significant event both for China and for the wider world. This book argues that, although at the time some people doubted the likely benefits, China's WTO accession has been highly successful. It discusses how China has abided by its commitment to WTO terms and how WTO membership has contributed to China's reform and opening up; explores how vastly increased co-operative exchange with many countries around the world has been mutually beneficial in a range of fields including trade, science and culture; and shows how China's WTO membership has been a great stimulus both for China's economy and the world economy. The book considers the subject from a number of perspectives, and draws out lessons for future reform and development for China, and for China's relations with the rest of the world, emphasising the need to maintain a win-win approach.

China and the WTO Book

China and the WTO


  • Author : Petros C. Mavroidis
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691206608

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China and the WTO Excerpt :

An examination of China’s participation in the World Trade Organization, the conflicts it has caused, and how WTO reforms could ease them China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was rightly hailed as a huge step forward in international cooperation. However, China’s participation in the WTO has been anything but smooth, with China alienating some of its trading partners, particularly the United States. The mismatch between the WTO framework and China’s economic model has undermined the WTO’s ability to mitigate tensions arising from China’s size and rapid growth. What has to change? China and the WTO demonstrates that unilateral pressure, by the United States and others, is not the answer. Instead, Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir show that if the WTO enacts judicious reforms, it could induce China’s cooperation, leading to a renewed confidence in the WTO system. The WTO and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, are predicated on liberal domestic policies. They managed the previous accessions of socialist countries and big trading nations, but none were as large or powerful as China. Mavroidis and Sapir contend that for the WTO to function smoothly and accommodate China’s unique geopolitical position, it needs to translate some of its implicit principles into explicit treaty language. To make their point, they focus on two core complaints—that Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) benefit from unfair trade advantages, and that domestic companies, private as well as SOEs, impose forced technology transfer on foreign companies as a condition for accessing the Chinese market—and they lay out specific proposals for WTO reforms. In an age of global trade disputes, China and the WTO offers a timely exploration of unprecedented challenges to the current multilateral system and fresh ideas for lasting solutions.

The Rise of China and International Law Book

The Rise of China and International Law


  • Author : Congyan Cai
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190073602

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The Rise of China and International Law Excerpt :

The rise of China signals a new chapter in international relations. How China interacts with the international legal order--namely, how China utilizes international law to facilitate and justify its rise and how international law is relied upon to engage a rising China--has invited growing debate among academics and those in policy circles. Two recent events, the South China Sea Arbitration and the US-China trade war, have deepened tensions. This book, for the first time, provides a systematic and critical elaboration of the interplay between a rising China and international law. Several crucial questions are broached. These include: How has China adjusted its international legal policies as China's state identity changes over time, especially as it becomes a formidable power? Which methodologies has China adopted to comply with international law and, in particular, to achieve its new legal strategy of norm entrepreneurship? How does China organize its domestic institutions to engage international law in order to further its ascendance? How does China use international law at a national level (in the Chinese courts) and at an international level (for example, lawfare in international dispute settlement)? And finally, how should "Chinese exceptionalism" be understood? This book contributes significantly to the burgeoning and highly relevant scholarship on China and international law.

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Book

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization


  • Author : Hui Feng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-01-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134203536

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The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Excerpt :

Grounded on a series of first-hand interviews with Chinese government officials, this book examines China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, providing an ‘inside’ look at Chinese WTO accession negotiations. Presenting a systematic political economy model in analyzing Beijing’s decision-making mechanisms, the book argues that China’s WTO policy making is a state-led, leadership driven, and top-down process. Feng explores how China’s determined political elite partly bypassed and partly restructured a largely reluctant and resistant bureaucracy, under constant pressure from an increasingly globalized international system. By addressing China’s accession to the WTO from a political analysis perspective, the book provides a theoretically informed and intriguing examination of China’s foreign economic policy making regime. The book highlights contemporary debates relating to state and institutionalist theory and provides new and useful insights into a significant development of this century.

Experimental Legislation in China between Efficiency and Legality Book

Experimental Legislation in China between Efficiency and Legality


  • Author : Madeleine Martinek
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319776163

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Experimental Legislation in China between Efficiency and Legality Excerpt :

This book analyzes the benefits of and legal concerns in connection with the delegated legislation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone as a prime example of experimental legislation in Chinese law. It offers solutions for improving the legal design of experimental regulations in Special Economic Zones by striking a balance between the pursuit of rapid socio-economic progress on the one hand, and the increasing need and will to govern by the rule of law on the other. The book offers a valuable guide for the academic community and legal practitioners, as well as students eager to gain insights into Chinese constitutional law and the conflict between legality and achieving reforms.

China s Rural Areas Book

China s Rural Areas


  • Author : China Development Research Foundation
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351784849

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China s Rural Areas Excerpt :

The prosperity of China’s people has advanced very much in recent decades. However, in many respects China is still a developing country, and this is especially true of rural areas where economic progress has not been as marked as in urban areas and where many people still live in relative poverty. The Chinese government recognizes that more hard work is needed in order to improve prosperity in the countryside. This book provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the situation in China’s rural areas, assesses the effectiveness or otherwise of current policies, and puts forward proposals for further development. Subjects covered include the changing population profile of rural areas, land ownership, agricultural improvements, and local self-government.

A Cautious New Approach Book

A Cautious New Approach


  • Author : Denghua Zhang
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760463489

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A Cautious New Approach Excerpt :

‘As a student of international relations and a former diplomat, Zhang brings the insights of a practitioner and the eye of scholar to explain why Chinese actors choose to engage in aid cooperation with traditional donors in the Asia-Pacific. This book is among the first to take a holistic approach to understanding the motivations of the many agencies involved in China’s aid program, and it will challenge the expectations of many readers.’ —Dr Graeme Smith, The Australian National University ‘This book breaks new ground by examining a little-known dimension of China’s foreign policy: trilateral aid cooperation. Denghua Zhang sets this highly original analysis in the context of the new assertiveness of Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping, the China International Development Cooperation Agency established in 2018, and the Belt and Road Initiative, which now serves as the framework for Chinese overseas aid and engagement. At a time when the debate in the West about the rise of China has intensified, not always knowledgeably, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of China in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.’ —Dr Stewart Firth, The Australian National University ‘This thoroughly researched work examines trilateral cooperation as a new and interesting aspect of China’s growing international aid program, and as a window into the changing nature of that program as well as the wider foreign policy in which it is embedded. The broad themes and topics discussed are clearly significant, ultimately touching on one of the most important international issues of our time, the implications of the rise of China for a long-established Western-dominated international system.’ —Prof. Terence Smith-Wesley, University of Hawai‘i

US China Relations in the Twenty First Century Book

US China Relations in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Michael Tai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317502289

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US China Relations in the Twenty First Century Excerpt :

The relationship between the United States and China will be of critical importance to the world throughout the twenty-first century. In the West China’s rise is often portrayed as a threat and China seen in negative terms. This book explores the dynamics of this crucial relationship. It looks in particular at what causes an international relationship to be perceived negatively, and considers what can be done to reverse this, arguing that trust is a key factor. It goes on to discuss US and Chinese rhetoric and behaviour in three key areas – climate change, finance, and international security. The book contends that, contrary to much US rhetoric, China’s actions in these areas is often much more flexible and accommodating than the US position, and that the Chinese are much more knowledgeable about, and understanding and appreciative of, the United States than vice versa.

The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy Book

The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy


  • Author : Li Jianwei
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351999427

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The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy Excerpt :

The nature of the economic cycle has been a long-standing problem for economists, given much attention by especially Malthus, Marx and Keynes. Key questions include: What are the causes of the economic cycle? Are the causes endogenous or exogenous? and Why is the economic cycle irregular? Economists’ views on these matters have differed, some concluding that governments can intervene effectively to stimulate economic growth, while others argue that government intervention is ineffective and even harmful. This book explores the theory of the economic cycle in relation to economic growth in China, and especially in relation to income distribution and the demand for consumer durables. The book concludes that the cause of the economic cycle is endogenous, that the periodic fluctuation of economic growth and its dynamic equilibrium are natural aspects of the growth of the economy, and it puts forward a new model of the economic cycle which confidently predicts the future trajectory of China’s economic growth.

Understanding China Book

Understanding China


  • Author : Peter Nolan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317373001

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Understanding China Excerpt :

If the West wishes to understand China better, it needs to appreciate the depth of thought and range of debate that is taking place within the Chinese political system. China is entering a new and complicated phase in its development. From a minnow in the 1970s it has become a mighty player on the global stage. It is likely that its role in the global economy and international relations will continue to expand. Today, despite its vast size, China is still a developing country. The country’s leaders in the Communist Party of China face innumerable policy challenges. Two key issues facing the Party are its role in the Asia-Pacific region and the ideological legacy from Karl Marx. The CPC is engaged in deep research, debate and reflection on both of these questions. This study provides a unique, in-depth insight into these critically important issues for the evolution of China’s political economy.

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform   Collected Works of Zhou Xiaochuan Book

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform Collected Works of Zhou Xiaochuan


  • Author : Xiaochuan Zhou
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317209508

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Chinese Economists on Economic Reform Collected Works of Zhou Xiaochuan Excerpt :

This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Zhou Xiaochuan (1948-) has been Governor of the People’s Bank of China since 2002 and is one of the most influential economists in the world. He holds numerous other important positions, including Governor of the International Monetary Fund for China and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Before his important work as a banker, he was in the 1980s a major contributor to the process of analysing policies to do with the structural reform of the Chinese economy. The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform   Collected Works of Li Jiange Book

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform Collected Works of Li Jiange


  • Author : Jiange Li
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317206989

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Chinese Economists on Economic Reform Collected Works of Li Jiange Excerpt :

This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Li Jiange (1949-) is one of the most notable and powerful economists holding office in China at present. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Central Huijin Investment Company, one of the most influential financial institutions in China. He is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other academic institutions. He has held many important positions in the state Research Office and the Department of Policies, Laws, and Regulations, and has been Director of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. His work has included major contributions to debates about maintaining financial stability, about achieving equitable income distribution, and about China’s overall economic development. The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Book

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization


  • Author : ARC-Funded Research Fellow in Political Science Hui Feng
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 0415369215

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The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Excerpt :

Grounded on a series of first-hand interviews with Chinese government officials, this book examines China's accession to the World Trade Organization, providing an 'inside' look at Chinese WTO accession negotiations. Presenting a systematic political economy model in analyzing Beijing's decision-making mechanisms, the book argues that China's WTO policy making is a state-led, leadership driven, and top-down process. Feng explores how China's determined political elite partly bypassed and partly restructured a largely reluctant and resistant bureaucracy, under constant pressure from an increasingly globalized international system. By addressing China's accession to the WTO from a political analysis perspective, the book provides a theoretically informed and intriguing examination of China's foreign economic policy making regime. The book highlights contemporary debates relating to state and institutionalist theory and provides new and useful insights into a significant development of this century.

Being Middle Class in China Book

Being Middle Class in China


  • Author : Ying Miao
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317284741

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Being Middle Class in China Excerpt :

Many studies of the Chinese middle class focus on defining it and viewing its significance for economic development and its potential for sociopolitical modernisation. This book goes beyond such objective approaches and considers middle class people’s subjective understanding and diverse experiences of class. Based on extensive original research including social surveys and detailed interviews, the book explores who the middle class think they are, what they think about a wide range of socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues, and why they think as they do. It examines attitudes towards the welfare state, social inequality, nationalism, relations with foreign countries and opinions on many social controversies, thereby portraying middle class people as more than simply luxury consumers and potential agents of democracy. The book concludes that a clear class identity and political consciousness have yet to emerge, but that middle class attitudes are best characterised as searching for a balance between old and new, the traditional and the foreign, the principled and the pragmatic.