The RTA Strategy of China: A Critical Visit

CHALLENGES TO MULTILATERAL TRADE: THE IMPACT OF BILATERAL, PREFERENTIAL AND REGIONAL AGREEMENTS, pp. 55-66, Vai Io Lo and Laurence Boulle, eds., Kluwer Law International, 2008

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Henry S. Gao

Singapore Management University - Yong Pung How School of Law

Date Written: March 12, 2007

Abstract

Starting with the signing of the CEPA with Hong Kong, China, on 30 June 2003, China has jumped on the RTA bandwagon. As of 1 September 2006, China has signed or is negotiating RTAs with trade partners such as Hong Kong, China; Macau, China; Chile; Pakistan; Australia; New Zealand; ASEAN; Iceland; India and Gulf Cooperation Council. What prompted China's decision to enter into RTAs with other trade partners? What are the costs and benefits of the current RTAs for China? What will be the RTA strategy of China in the future? This paper discusses these questions from a political economy perspective.

Keywords: China, FTA, RTA, Regionalism, WTO, Trade

Suggested Citation

Gao, Henry S., The RTA Strategy of China: A Critical Visit (March 12, 2007). CHALLENGES TO MULTILATERAL TRADE: THE IMPACT OF BILATERAL, PREFERENTIAL AND REGIONAL AGREEMENTS, pp. 55-66, Vai Io Lo and Laurence Boulle, eds., Kluwer Law International, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=970891

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