China and the WTO: Progress, Perils, and Prospects

30 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2004  

Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Gordon G. Chang

Independent Author

Jerome Cohen

New York University School of Law

Elizabeth C. Economy

Council on Foreign Relations

Sharon Hom

Human Rights in China (HRIC)

Adam Qi Li

Jun He Law Offices

Abstract

In November 2001, member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved the proposal to admit China to the international trading body. After fifteen years of exhaustive negotiations, China finally became the 143rd member of the WTO on December 11, 2001. To reflect on this event, this panel brings together six China experts to explore the ramifications of China's accession to the WTO. Among the issues addressed are whether China is making progress in its compliance with the WTO requirements, whether China is suffering setbacks in the socio-economic arena, whether there are any prospects for democratic reforms and stronger human rights and environmental protection in the country, and what the WTO accession means to China's neighbors and the global community.

Suggested Citation

Yu, Peter K. and Chang, Gordon G. and Cohen, Jerome and Economy, Elizabeth C. and Hom, Sharon and Li, Adam Qi, China and the WTO: Progress, Perils, and Prospects. Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 17, p. 1, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=491444

Peter K. Yu (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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Gordon G. Chang

Independent Author ( email )

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Jerome Cohen

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

Elizabeth C. Economy

Council on Foreign Relations ( email )

The Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States

Sharon Hom

Human Rights in China (HRIC) ( email )

450 7th Avenue
Suite 1301
New York, 10123
United States

Adam Qi Li

Jun He Law Offices ( email )

Shanghai Kerry Centre, Suite 2501
1515 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai 200040
China

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