State Regulation in China in the Light of Its WTO Membership

  • Lenka Fojtíková
Keywords: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, price controls, state-owned enterprises, state trading enterprises, World Trade Organization

Abstract

When China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, it also accepted some trade commitments in the area of state regulation, which have influence on the liberal free trade. The object of the paper is to highlight the changes that occurred in the selected areas of state regulation in the period 2001--2015, and to find out if China fulfilled its WTO commitments in the selected areas of state regulation. The aim of the qualitative research carried out in the area of state trading, price controls and state enterprises was to show the fact that although China liberalised its market in compliance with its trade commitments in the WTO, some strategic sectors of economy have remained under the influence of the Chinese state all the time.

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Published
2017-11-30
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