An International Conference

WTO, China, 

and the Asian Economies

Hong Kong, November 9-10, 2002

(The next conference will be held in Beijing, December 2003.)

China Economic Review symposium, 2003

pictures of the days


downloadable papers

local accommodation

list of participants


Sailesh Jha, DBS Bank Singapore

Y. F. Luk, University of Hong Kong

Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington

Organizing Units:

School of Economics and Finance and Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Research Center for International Economics, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Program Committee:

Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, U. S. A. (chair)

Sailesh Jha, Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Y. F. Luk, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong

Yin-Wong Cheung, University of California, Santa Cruz, U. S. A.

Anil Deolalikar, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Christine Wong, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Richard Y. C. Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davis, U. S. A.

Local Organizing Committee:

Y. F. Luk, University of Hong Kong (chair)

Stephen Ching, University of Hong Kong

Stephen Chiu, University of Hong Kong

Sarah Tong, University of Hong Kong

Ka-fu Wong, University of Hong Kong

Supporting Units:

Chinese Economic Association in North America

International Studies Program, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Renmin (People) University of China, China

China Economic Review

East-West Center, Honolulu, U. S. A.

Publication Plan: China Economic Review plans to publish a special issue consisting of selected papers presented in the conference.

Economists are invited to submit papers, which provide theoretical analysis or empirical studies of the following issues, for consideration for presentation in the conference:

  • effects of China’s accession to the WTO on its own economy and/or other economies, especially other Asian economies;

  • trade and investment relations, rivalry, and interdependence between China and other Asian economies;

  • trade issues faced by developing countries, with or without relevance to the WTO;

  • China and other Asian economies before, during, and after the Asian crisis;

  • WTO and developing countries;

If interested, please submit a draft of your paper (or an extended 500+ word abstract, preferably by e-mail), stating your affiliation, academic rank, mailing and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers by July 1, 2002 to:

  • for people in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Y. F. Luk, School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong <>

  • for people elsewhere: Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, U. S. A. <>

If a paper is accepted for presentation, a final version is due on October 5, 2002. There is a registration fee of US$150. 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 to Luk or Wong a note, stating the amount needed and the lowest airfare between your place and Hong Kong.

All presenters will be invited to revise their papers and submit them to the organizers for consideration for publication in a special issue of China Economic Review. All papers submitted will be reviewed by anonymous referees.

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