The 2008 April EU-China “high level trade talks” achieved little, despite the fact that the EU sent its largest joint mission to a foreign country for a single meeting in its 50 years of existence.
Redesigning the EU trade strategy towards China
Patrick A Messerlin, Jinghui Wang, 24 May 2008
Trade growth, global production, and environmental degradation
Judith M. Dean , Mary E. Lovely, 14 May 2008
The sheer scale of China's recent trade growth and its environmental degradation are unprecedented.1 In current dollars, the value of China’s exports plus imports rose from $280.9 billion in 1995 to $1422.1 billion in 2005 – a growth of over 400%.
China’s higher education transformation and its global implications
Yao Li , John Whalley, Shunming Zhang , Xiliang Zhao, 18 April 2008
A central element of China’s unconventional development strategy has been industrial policies aimed at building domestic capabilities in sophisticated industries, though whether these have succeeded remains controversial.1 Since 1999, a similar strategy has been adopted in educational policy, and the emphasis on sophistication has resulted in a major
Quality matters: Everything is (not) made in China
Lionel Fontagné, Guillaume Gaulier, Soledad Zignago , 28 March 2008
The economic transformations induced by globalisation have prompted reactions in developed countries that sometimes seem hysterical: One American author wrote a book about her attempt to go one year without a product manufactured in China.
What India must do to modernise
Arvind Panagariya, 15 January 2008
A key advantage claimed for the outward-oriented development strategy is that it allows poor, labour-abundant countries to specialise in labour-intensive products and, thus make efficient use of limited capital stocks. To quote Anne O.
Trade frictions with china: Do western policymakers have an end game?
Simon J Evenett, 15 December 2007
Starting a fight is often a lot easier than ending one. Over recent months policymakers in the European Union (EU) and the United States have escalated their denunciations of Chinese trade practices, product safety, and currency regimes. Some measures against Chinese exports have been taken--and more have been threatened--if China does not respond.
Will China soon be making not only cheaper, but also better, products than everyone else?
Alyson C Ma, Bruce Blonigen, 13 November 2007
The opening of China and its breathtaking ascendancy to major-player status in world markets has led to significant hand-wringing by the rest of the world on many fronts. The huge outflow of cheap unskilled-labour-intensive products from China and its ramifications for wages and welfare in both developed and other less-developed countries has been a primary concern.
Have MNCs hollowed out their domestic economies to China?
Lee Branstetter, Fritz Foley, 13 November 2007
It is hard to open a newspaper or magazine these days without finding some discussion of the threats posed by China’s growing economic heft. The reactions of many American policy makers lie somewhere between fear and loathing.
Don’t over-sell the benefits of a change in the Chinese exchange-rate policy
Shang-Jin Wei, 29 October 2007
The Chinese renminbi (RMB) has come under intense scrutiny in the last four years, and calls for greater flexibility of its exchange rate have found receptive audiences amongst economists, politicians and the popular press. Many have advocated that China move to a more flexible exchange rate in order to alleviate global imbalances and improve its own macroecono
How does China compete with developed countries?
Peter K. Schott , 10 October 2007
Public discussion about the competitiveness of Chinese exports on world markets is often misleading. Since misconceptions are often at the root of bad policy, it’s worth reviewing what recent research tells us about the relative sophistication of Chinese products and the potential effects of China’s growth on firms and workers in developed economies.
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