1st Edition

China's Foreign Trade Policy The New Constituencies

Edited By Ka Zeng Copyright 2008
    196 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    China’s rise as a major trading power has prompted debate about the nature of that country’s involvement in the liberal international economic order. China’s Foreign Trade Policy sheds light on this complex question by examining the changing domestic forces shaping China’s foreign trade relations.

    Specifically, this book explores the evolving trade policymaking process in China by looking at:

      • China’s WTO accession negotiation
      • China’s bilateral trade disputes
      • The development of China’s antidumping regime
      • China’s emerging trade disputes in the WTO.

    In addition, Ka Zeng examines how lobbying patterns in China are becoming more open and pluralistic, with bureaucratic agencies, sectoral interests, regional interests, and even transnational actors increasingly able to influence the process and outcome of China’s trade negotiations.

    Using case studies of China’s trade disputes with its major trading partners, as well as China’s participation in the dispute settlement process of the World Trade Organization, to present an in-depth analysis of China’s trade relations, this book will appeal to students and scholars of international political economy, Chinese politics and foreign policy, and more generally Asian studies.

    1. Introduction: China as a Normal Trading State Ka Zeng  2. China's WTO Negotiation Process and Its Implications Wei Liang and Ka Zeng  3. Deterring the Trade Warriors Andrew Mertha  4. Regional Interests and China-Japan Trade Disputes Megumi Naoi  5. China's Porous Protectionism Scott Kennedy  6. China's Emerging Legal Trade Strategy Ka Zeng  7. China and the WTO Dispute Settlement System Wei Liang  8. Conclusions Ka Zeng


    Ka Zeng is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas.