China has changed from an agricultural backwater into the world’s second largest economy since joining the WTO two decades ago. Photo: AFP
China has changed from an agricultural backwater into the world’s second largest economy since joining the WTO two decades ago. Photo: AFP

China marks 20 years at the WTO, with a wary eye on rising costs and Western tensions

  • Since joining the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has changed from an agricultural backwater into the world’s second largest economy
  • But it faces challenges from low-cost developing nations and rivalry with advanced economies producing capital and technology-intensive products

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
China has changed from an agricultural backwater into the world’s second largest economy since joining the WTO two decades ago. Photo: AFP
China has changed from an agricultural backwater into the world’s second largest economy since joining the WTO two decades ago. Photo: AFP
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