Value added trade and structure of high-technology exports in China
This study focuses on the technological intensity of China's exports. It first introduces the method of decomposing gross exports by using the Asian international inputâ€“output tables. The empirical results indicate that the technological intensity of Chinese exports has been significantly overestimated due to its high dependency on import content, especially in high-technology exports, an area highly dominated by the electronic and electrical equipment sector. Furthermore, a significant portion of value added embodied in China's high-technology exports comes from services and high-technology manufacturers in neighboring economies, such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
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