This title was first published in 2003. This prominent and commanding volume collates the best research available on China's agricultural trade. Critically analyzing the agricultural supply and demand factors that underlie trade patterns such as agricultural productivity and policy, it also explores China's agricultural trade and policy including implications for China and elsewhere. Long term issues and productivity growth are taken into consideration, as are specific issues such as WTO accession. The slate of authors combines the leading established scholars in the field and the best of the next generation, including those from China and the West.
'This excellent new volume of essays covers China's changing agricultural trade and policy, particularly in the light of its recent entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It can be highly recommended to all those who need to know about the future direction of Chinese agricultural trade and productivity as a newer member of the WTO.' AgraFood Asia
Contents: Introduction and overview, Scott D. Rozelle and Daniel A. Sumner. China's Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy in Context: China's trade regime entering a new century, Barry Naughton; China's grain trade: some policy considerations, D. Gale Johnson; Economic reform and the changing pattern of China's agricultural trade, Colin A. Carter and Xianghong Li. WTO Accession and Agricultural Trade: Trade liberalization and China's food economy in the 21st century: implications for China's national food security, Jikun Huang, Chunlai Chen, Scott D. Rozelle and Francis Tuan; Implications of reform and WTO accession for China's agricultural policies, Will Martin. Commodity Markets and Commodity Policy in China: Quotas and grain production in China, Dewen Wang, Jikun Huang, Daniel A. Sumner and Scott D. Rozelle; Price linkages between Chinese and world grain markets, Laping Wu; Protection and comparative advantage of Chinese agriculture: implications for regional and national specialization, Cheng Fang and John C. Beghin; China's agricultural export and import behavior, Wen S. Chern and Side Yu; China's rural household purchasing decisions for high-valued food products: implications for the U.S. food industry, Thomas I. Wahl and Tong Han. Agricultural Productivity Projects: Agricultural productivity growth in China: farm level versus national measurement, Colin A. Carter, Jing Chen and Baojin Chu; Wheat genetic diversity in China: measurement and cost, Erika C.H. Meng, Melinda Smale, Scott D. Rozelle, Ruifa Hu and Jikun Huang; Sources of growth and supply response: a cross-commodity analysis of China's grain sector, Hunter Colby, Xinshen Diao and Agapi Somwaru; Index.