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China and the World Trade Organization
A discussion of the controversial issue of China joining the World Trade Organization.
# 102867 | 1,340 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines how China has been changing economically while trying to hold on to as much of the Communist system as possible, a delicate balancing act that raises the suspicions of much of the world while also creating a good deal of internal uncertainty. The paper points out that this is part of a modernization effort being carried forth not only by those within China or by her trading partners, but also by Chinese living abroad who wish to increase business for the home country or to develop China in a wide variety of fields, including the scientific, financial, artistic, tourism, and other fields. The paper maintains that part of this effort involves China joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). Both the possibility of China joining and the organization itself were the subjects of massive protests in this era of increasing globalization and remain so. The paper concludes that China's attempt to gain benefits while retaining autonomy in certain matters is a balancing act that cannot be maintained for long without political change.

China and the WTO
Theoretical Implications

From the Paper:

"The Chinese take the view that America is only harboring ill feelings about the emergence of a stronger and more prosperous China, and they believe that Washington's policy toward Taiwan is designed to obstruct China's reunification. They say that the Americans want to stop Chinese arms sales that are merely for commercial purposes while at the same time they are selling more sophisticated fighters and missiles to the unyielding Taiwanese. They also believe that the Americans use the human rights issue as a weapon to interfere in China's domestic affairs and undermine the Chinese government and note that the U.S. government created obstacles to China's entry into the WTO with the intention to weaken China economically, which has an effect domestically and internationally at the same time: "As the Chinese are sustaining their economic growth and rapidly improving their standard of living, their national pride is certain to arise" (Jisi 45)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chanda, N. and K.H. Huus. "The New Nationalism." Far Eastern Economic Review (November 9, 1995), 20-26.
  • Gu, Jing. "China and the WTO Dispute Settlement: Three Years On." (1 March 2005). Provided.
  • Guerrero, Dorothy. "China, the WTO and Globalization: Looking Beyond Growth Figures." (3 Feb 2006). Provided.
  • Jisi, Wang. "China's Muscular Nationalism." New Perspectives Quarterly (January 1, 1996), 41-45.
  • Morris, K. "Not So Dire Straits." Financial World (January 30, 1996), 109-112.

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