The Political Economy of WTO Implementation and China’s Approach to Litigation in the WTO

The Political Economy of WTO Implementation and China’s Approach to Litigation in the WTO

Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Zhang Qi

The concept of compliance of World Trade Organization law as part of international economic law is examined in this discerning book. The issue of compliance is examined through a broad perspective, considering the key conceptual issues which continue to dominate debate around contemporary world trade rule-making. In view of China's in shaping the political economy of the world trading system, this book places discussion within context of Chinese Confucian values

Chapter 7: China and the WTO dispute settlement system

Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Zhang Qi

Subjects: asian studies, asian law, law - academic, asian law, international economic law, trade law

Extract

Following China’s accession to the WTO, most expected that there would be a great number of disputes involving China. In the first few years of joining the WTO, China’s participation in disputes was mostly as a third party/participant. It was not until 2008 that China started participating effectively in the WTO dispute settlement process. This chapter, therefore, discusses the practice of China in the WTO dispute settlement system in line with China’s approach to the discourse on international rules compliance.

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