An International Conference

WTO, China, 

and the Asian Economies, III:

Economic Integration and Economic Development

Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China June 25-26, 2005


(as of 06/23/2005)


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Text Box: June 24, 2005




8:00 – 9:30 pm      Welcome Reception

Nanyang Hotel, 8th Floor, Room 8C


Text Box: June 25, 2005






8:15 – 8:45 am      Registration, Morning Coffee and Tea


8:45 – 9:00 am      Welcoming Session


Zongxian Feng, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington



9:00 – 10:30 am    Session I: Economic Integration between China and Asia


Chair: Zongxian Feng, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Henry Wan and Yinggon Zhou, Cornell University, “Globalization, Trade Adjustment and Gradualism”

Discussant: TRAN Van Hoa, University of Wollongong


Nobuhiro Takahashi, Osaka City University, “Intra-Industry Trade and National Entry Policy”

Discussant: Kevin H. Zhang, Illinois State University


Tadashi Inoue, Hiroshima Shudo University, “On the Role of Government Expenditure in a Growing Economy with Endogenous Labor Supply”

Dsicussant: Henry Wan, Cornell University



10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee and Tea Break



10:45 – 12:15 pm Session II: China’s Foreign Trade and Direct Investment


Chair: LI Shumin, Northwest University


Kevin H. Zhang, Illinois State University, “What Explains China’s Export Boom? The Role of Multinational Corporations”

Discussant: Guo Yuesen, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Xiaoling Hu, University of Gloucestershire, and HUA Ping, Sur le Development Internation, “Globalisation and China’s Iron and Steel Industry: Modelling China’s Demand for Steel Importation”

Discussant: SHOU Jilin, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Zongxian Feng, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Jun Dang, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Xi’an International Studies University, “The effects of China’s Antidumping measures on the FDI of the foreign enterprises: A pre-marketing behavior aspect analysis”

Discussant: ZHOU Gang, Xi’an Jiaotong University



12:15 – 2:00 pm    Lunch



2:00 – 3:30 pm      Session III: Exchange Rates, Trade, and Investment


Yuqing Xing, International University of Japan, and Guanghua Wan, World Institute for Development Economics Research, “Exchange Rates and Competition for FDI”

Discussant: Jin-Li Hu, National Chiao Tung University


Chia-Ching Lin, Kun-Ming Chen, and Hisu-Hua Rau, National Chengchi University, “The Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on Foreign Direct Investment: Market-oriented versus Cost-oriented

Discussant: HU Chuntien, Academia Sinica and Xi’an Xiaotong University


Kun-Ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Hui-Kuan Tseng, University of North Carolina & National Chengchi University, and Chia-Ching Lin, National Chengchi University, “Does International Trade Stabilize Exchange Rate Volatility?

Discussant: LI Shumin, Northwest University



3:30 – 3:45 pm      Coffee and Tea Break



3:45 – 5:15 pm      Session IV: Foreign Trade and Investment in Asia


Chair: Kevin H. Zhang, Illinois State University


TRAN Van Hoa, University of Wollongong, “Recent Trade and Economic Development in Asia: Impact of Structural Change and Shocks”

Discussant: ZHANG Wenke, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Yushi Yoshida, Kyushu Sangyo University, “Outsourcing of Intermediate Manufacturing Products in Asian Economies”

Discussant: ZHU Yiping, Fudan University


Jin-Li Hu and Chih-Hung Kao, National Chiao Tung University, “Energy-Saving Targets for APEC Economies:  An Application of DEA Approach”

Discussant: Yuqing Xing, International University of Japan



6:00 pm                 Dinner


Text Box: June 26, 2005






8:30 – 9:00 am      Morning Coffee, Tea, and Snacks



9:00 –10:30 am     Session V: Foreign Trade and Economic Growth


Chair: HU Chuntien, Academia Sinica and Xi’an Jiaotong University


Kar-yiu Wong and Mesut Saygili, University of Washington, “Unilateral and Regional Trade Liberalization: China’s WTO Accession and FTA with ASEAN”

Discussant: Nobuhiro Takahashi, Osaka City University


Azman Aziz Mukhriz Izraf and Abu Bakar Nor’ Aznin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, “The Export Competition Between China and ASEAN-5 Countries in the U.S and Japan:  A Survey on Manufacturing Sectors

Discussant: Xue Weixian, Xi'an University of Technology


Güenter Heiduk, University of Duisburg-Essen, and ZHU Yiping, Fudan University, “The Process of Economic Integration in Asia: From Free Trade Area to Monetary Cooperation or Vice Versa?

Discussant: Yushi Yoshida, Kyushu Sangyo University



10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee and Tea Break



10:45 – 12:15 pm Session VI: China and Asia: Further Analysis


Chair: LIN Guijun, University of International Business and Economics


Joanne Cutler, Kevin Chow, Carrie Chan, Unias Li, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, “Intra-regional Trade and the Role of Mainland China”

Discussant: LI Gouping, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Ying Ge, University of Internaal Business & Economics, “The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Urban Wage: An Empirical Examination”

Discussants: Guo Genlong and Guo Jirong, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Chuntao Li, Frank M. Song, and Sonia M. L. Wong, University of Hong Kong, “Audit Firm Size Effects in China’s Emerging Audit Market”

Discussant: FAN Xiufeng, Xi’an Jiaotong University



12:15 – 2:00 pm    Lunch



2:00 – 3:30 pm      Session VI: Lessons and Experience from other Economies


Chair:  GUO Yusen, Xi’an Jiaotong University


Chul Chung, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan, “Specialization, Fragmentation, and Factor Intensities: Evidence from Chilean Plant-Level Data”

Discussant: CHEN Jinyin, Xi’an Jiaotong University


ZHUO Jun, Zhejiang University, HU Danting, Zhejiang Engineering University, and LI Hongyi, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “A Cluster Analysis of the Impacts of Different Trade Policies”

Discussant: Azman Aziz Mukhriz Izraf, Universiti Utara Malaysia


Hee Seok Bang, Chungang Univeristy, “Factors to be considered for Improving Free Economic Zone in Korea”

Discussant: SHEN Yue, Xi’an Jiaotong University



3:30 – 3:45 pm      Closing Session


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