China’s Integration with the Global Economy

China’s Integration with the Global Economy

WTO Accession, Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade

Advances in Chinese Economic Studies series

Edited by Chunlai Chen

China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was widely regarded as a major milestone in the development of the Chinese economy as well as the multilateral trading system. This book provides a remarkable background of information about China’s economy after WTO accession and analyses many important issues concerning China’s economic growth, international trade, transparency of trade policy, regional trade arrangements, foreign direct investment, banking sector liberalization, exchange rate reform, agricultural trade and energy demand.

Preface

Edited by Chunlai Chen

Subjects: asian studies, asian economics, economics and finance, asian economics, international economics

Extract

This edited volume contains selected papers presented at the International Conference on ‘China’s Conformity to the WTO: Progress and Challenges’ held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia on 13–14 July 2007. This focused conference brought together scholars, government officials and representatives from international organizations and discussed the key issues and challenges surrounding China’s conformity to the WTO five years after China became a formal member of the organization. All the selected papers were reviewed anonymously by scholars in the field. The authors then revised their papers following the comments made by the reviewers. The conference was organized jointly by the Association for Chinese Economic Studies (Australia) (ACESA) and the China Economy and Business Program, Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University (ANU). I thank all contributors for their participation in this project and for their cooperation in finalizing the chapters in time. I thank all the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on the selected papers. I also thank Professor Ron Duncan from the Australian National University and Professor Christopher Findlay from the University of Adelaide for their help in reading through some of the chapters. I would also like to thank Professor Yanrui Wu from the University of Western Australia (UWA) for his valuable advice in drafting the book proposal. And I also thank Edward Elgar Publishing for publishing the book. I am indebted to my colleagues in the Crawford School of Economics and Government of the Australian National University and the...