China and the Long March to Global Trade: The Accession of China to the World Trade Organization, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

China and the Long March to Global Trade

The Accession of China to the World Trade Organization, 1st Edition

Edited by Alan S Alexandroff, Sylvia Ostry, Rafael Gomez


256 pages

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On December 11th 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). China and the Long March to Global Trade examines the prolonged negotiations leading up to this historic event.

This edited collection assumes little prior knowledge of the Chinese accession process yet provides an in-depth examination of the related issues. It is therefore suitable for both those who require an introduction to the field and those with an existing interest in China and the World Trade Organization.


'China and the Long March to Global Trade is an indispensable source on China's WTO accession. The analysis of China's integration and adjustment process is in-depth and insightful, and thus is of enduring value as a case study for other potential WTO aspirants and new WTO Members as well.' - Raj Bhala, Associate Dean and Harris Research Professor, The George Washington University Law School

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction Part 1: Background to China and the World Trade Organization 2. The WTO: Post Seattle and Chinese Accession 3. Negotiating China's Protocol of Accession 4. Avoiding Deadlock Part 2: China's Global Economic Integration: Economic Reform 5. A Litmus Test for China's Accession to the WTO: Reform of its State-Owned Enterprises 6. China's Great Leap of Faith: Telecommunications and Financial Services Commitments 7. Pressures on China from the Asian Financial Crises Part 3: Transparency and the Rule of Law: Legal Reform 8. Article X and the Concept of Transparency in the GATT/WTO 9. The Evolution of Law in Contemporary China: Challenges for WTO Implementation 10. China's Accession to the WTO: Legal System Transparency and Administrative Reform 11. Administrative Process and the Rule of Law Part 4: Provisional Membership/Transition Mechanisms 12. Transitional Review Mechanism: Has an Effective Multilateral Mechanism Been Created? 13. Conclusion: Where do We Go From Here?

About the Editors

Alan S. Alexandroff is currently the Director of Research for the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation at the University of Toronto and a Principal of LECG Inc., an economic, finance and strategic management consulting firm. Sylvia Ostry is Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She is a director of a number of international institutions and private corporations, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Rafael Gomez is Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management, London School of Economics and Politics and also holds Research Fellowships at the LSE and the University of Toronto.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
HISTORY / Asia / China
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General