Publications of Wong MNC Center Staff, Advisory Board Members, and Research Fellows

China, Foreign Investors, and TRIMS: Bulking up, but Not Fully Compliant

Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

China acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, but the past five years or so has witnessed analysts devoting greater attention to probing China’s fulfillment of its WTO obligations given the increasing availability of data and the end of China's phase-in periods for meetings some of its WTO commitments.

The Dynamics of China’s Accession to the WTO: Counting Sense, Coalitions and Constructs

Jean-Marc F, Blanchard

This article probes China’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO). China’s WTO accession deserves further analysis because much of the extant literature is divorced from the international relations (IR) literature. Moreover, while past analyses have considered external and internal factors shaping China’s stance towards joining the WTO, they have rarely gone beyond this to probing when particular variables mattered more.

Greening China: The Benefits of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

Ka Zeng and Joshua Eastin

China has earned a reputation for lax environmental standards that allegedly attract corporations more interested in profit than in moral responsibility and, consequently, further negate incentives to raise environmental standards. Surprisingly, Ka Zeng and Joshua Eastin find that international economic integration with nation-states that have stringent environmental regulations facilitates the diffusion of corporate environmental norms and standards to Chinese provinces.