Europe in the World

China and the WTO

15 December 2004

China's economy has witnessed unprecedented and steady growth over the past decade. The country's admission to the WTO creates the basis for further integration of China into the world economy. In this Issue Paper, Professor Sylvain Plasschaert, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Leuven University, discusses the implications of WTO membership for China's future role in trade relations with the outside world, particularly with the EU.

China and the WTO

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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo