Publication Type

Conference Paper

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

12-2009

Abstract

Compared with Europe and America, East Asia is a latecomer in the new gold-rush of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). In this process, China has played a significant role. This is not only due to the growing economic clout of China, but also because China has taken a conscious strategy to push for economic integration in the region. Thus, for the benefits of the countries in the region, it is very important to understand China’s FTA strategy. This article starts with the evolving picture of China’s FTA web, then discusses the key components of China’s FTA strategy, and concludes by noting the implications of China’s FTA strategy on the region and beyond.

Discipline

Asian Studies | International Trade Law

Research Areas

Law of Transnational Business

Publication

Asian Regional Workshop on Free Trade Agreements: Towards Inclusive Trade Policies in Post-crisis Asia, 8-9 December, Bangkok

First Page

1

Last Page

18

City or Country

Bangkok, Thailand

Additional URL

http://www.networkideas.org/ideasact/dec09/pdf/Henry_Gao.pdf

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