China's position shifted … in early 1999 to a more active and determined effort to join the WTO. From a broad perspective, China's leadership had determined that globalization was unstoppable and that China could either join the trend or be left behind.
The Politics of China's Accession to the WTO
Joseph Fewsmith is a professor of international relations at Boston University. His most recent book is Elite Politics in Contemporary China (Armonk, N.Y: M. E. Sharpe, 2000). This article is adapted from “China and the WTO: The Politics Behind the Agreement,” which was published by the National Bureau of Asian Research in November 1999.
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Joseph Fewsmith; The Politics of China's Accession to the WTO. Current History 1 September 2000; 99 (638): 268–273. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.638.268
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