For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP
For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP

China to ‘shift into hi-tech services gear’ over next 2 decades in WTO

  • Digital technology heralds greatest potential for rapid growth, Chinese vice commerce minister says
  • But dangers lurk in trade protectionism and resistance to economic globalisation, he warns

Topic |   China economy
For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP
For the first 20 years of its membership of the WTO, China focused on traditional manufacturing. Photo: AFP
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