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China's Accession to the WTO: Ten Years After

Special Lecture (in Mandarin)



Dr. Jianyong Yue (岳健勇 博士), King’s College London


Room S-3.01 (Strand Building)

King’s College London (Strand Campus)

Strand, London WC2R 2LS


Ten years ago, China joined the World Trade Organization. It was a landmark event of no less historical significance than the end of the global Cold War. Deeper integration into the global market drove the Chinese economy into a faster track of growth after the accession, but it also trapped China into multiple social and environmental crises, transforming the country from a  challenger of the international system of global capitalism into its stakeholder. Yet, despite an economic miracle, globalization has to date not made China any closer to an emerging industrial power, catching up with the advanced economies, nor has it brought lasting peace to China in high politics terms. What’s the relationship between globalization and China’s development? Is the globalization a building block or a stumbling block to China’s modernization? Dr. Yue will offer a refreshing interpretation of the meaning and implications of China’s accession to the WTO in light of the dilemma of its national development in globalization.


Dr Jianyong Yue joined King’s in September 2011. He received his PhD degree at the London School of Economics (LSE). Dr Yue obtained a BA from the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and an MBA from the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which ranks among the best business schools in the world. Before coming to London, he worked in China’s large-sized state-owned enterprises, Western global firms, and the media. His publication include influential articles in several leading academic journals, such as Strategy and Management (China), Dushu (China), Modern China Studies (USA), Le Monde Diplomatique (France), and International Politics (UK).


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