China’s Attitude to Multilateralism in International Economic Law and Governance: Challenges for the World Trading System

Journal of World Investment and Trade, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 259-273, 2010

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 51/2010

16 Pages Posted: 1 May 2010 Last revised: 16 Aug 2010

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper argues that China’s attitude to multilateral trade is unclear. Moreover, China assumes little responsibility to maintain international order in global economic governance. China poses a major challenge to the world economy by virtue of being a new global economic superpower. For the past decade, its position as a strong player in international trade has been remarkable. In 2010, China has become the world’s second largest trader. Yet, China has been playing at best a passive role and at worst a disruptive role with respect to the global trading system. This poses challenges for the world trading system.

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, China’s Attitude to Multilateralism in International Economic Law and Governance: Challenges for the World Trading System (May 1, 2010). Journal of World Investment and Trade, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 259-273, 2010 ; Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 51/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1598882

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