An International Conference
Postponed to June 18-20, 2004
China and Taiwan were accepted as new members of the WTO in November 2001. At the end of 2002, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to set up a free trade area in ten years. These two events demonstrate China's commitment to further integrate its economy into the world economic system. There is no doubt that the trade relations between China with other countries, especially that with neighboring Asian countries, will get much closer in the future.
These two events will bring not just big impacts to various industries of the Chinese economy, but also to many of its trading partners. Because of the size of the Chinese economy and because of the extent of trade liberalization, especially the free trade agreement with ASEAN member countries, many countries could expect sizable impacts on their economies for many years to come.
The present conference aims to provide a forum to economists to share their recent research and views about China's accession to the WTO, the recently signed free trade agreement between China and ASEAN, and related issues. The conference will also provide an opportunity to researchers in related fields to interact and to search for new research ideas and topics.
The present conference is a sequel to a previous conference on the same theme, which was held in Hong Kong in November 2002. The present conference will be hosted by Renmin (People's) University of China.
are invited to submit papers, which provide theoretical analysis or
empirical studies of the following issues, for consideration for presentation in the
If interested, please submit a draft of your paper (or an extended 500+
word abstract), preferably by e-mail to both Xu
and Wong, stating your affiliation, academic rank,
mailing and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers by
December 31, 2003 to:
If a paper is accepted for presentation, a final version is due on April 30, 2004.
While people are encouraged to find their own funding for attending the
conferences, subsidies are available to a limited number of participants
to cover part of the travel/accommodation expenses. If in need, please
send Xu or
Wong a note, stating the amount needed and the lowest airfare between your
place and Beijing, China.
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