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Introduction to "China's Growing Role in World Trade"

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  • Robert C. Feenstra
  • Shang-Jin Wei

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Over the last three decades, the value of Chinese trade has approximately doubled every four years. This rapid growth has transformed the country from a negligible player in world trade to the world's second largest exporter, as well as a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate inputs, and other goods. This paper provides an overview of the microstructure of Chinese trade, its macroeconomic implications, trade disputes with other WTO member countries, and the role of foreign firms.

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  • Robert C. Feenstra & Shang-Jin Wei, 2009. "Introduction to "China's Growing Role in World Trade"," NBER Working Papers 14716, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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