Institution(s): School of Economics & Finance and Hong Kong Institute of Economics & Business Strategy, The University of Hong Kong, Asian Development Bank, Research Center for International Economics

Date: Nov 09, 2002 (Saturday) to Nov 10, 2002 (Sunday)

Time: 12:00 am - 08:00 am

Venue: T1 Lecture Theatre, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

Conference Fees (per person): Both Day 1 and Day 2 (HK$700)
Day 1 only ($400)
Day 2 only ($300)

Contact: Ms. Laurie Tang, School of Economics and Finance
Tel: 2859 1058, Fax: 2559 1697, Email:


China is the world's 6th largest economy in merchandise trade, accounting for over 4 percent of world trading volume, or about 18 percent of Asia's exports and imports. Its trade in commercial services may be less prominent, but still ranks the 10th in the world and is increasing in importance.


China's accession to the World Trade Organization is expected to greatly enhance its role in world and Asia trade. The World Bank has estimated that China's share of world trade would jump to about 10 percent by the year 2020. As a result, there will no doubt be drastic changes in the contours of international trade and investment in the region.


This international conference brings together researchers in the region to analyze the implications of WTO membership on China's foreign trade and its economic relations with other Asian economies, issues that will remain influential in the years to come.


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