Understanding China’s foreign trade : a literature review (I)

Larry D. QIU*, Ying XUE

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the objective of gaining a better understanding of China’s foreign trade, this paper provides a literature survey based on recent research output published in major economic journals. It covers topics on the general features and characteristics of China’s trade described at the country level and industry level, the impacts of China’s foreign trade on economic growth and technology progress, and the performance of Chinese firms engaging in international trade. We also provide some critical summaries and comments on the existing studies for each topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-186
Number of pages19
JournalChina Economic Journal
Issue number2
Early online date16 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Presented in the workshop on ‘China’s Foreign Trade in the Global Economy’ organized by Peking University (Beijing, 2014).

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