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
16 Pages Posted: 1 May 2010 Last revised: 16 Aug 2010
Date Written: May 1, 2010
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.
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