Multilateral versus Bilateral and Regional Trade Liberalization: explaining China's pursuit of free trade agreements (FTAs)

@article{Zeng2010MultilateralVB,
  title={Multilateral versus Bilateral and Regional Trade Liberalization: explaining China's pursuit of free trade agreements (FTAs)},
  author={Ka Zeng},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={635 - 652}
}
  • K. Zeng
  • Published 27 July 2010
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary China
In recent years, at the same time it has pursued multilateral trade negotiations via membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), China has embraced a regional approach to trade liberalization by negotiating a number of bilateral or regional free trade agreements (FTAs) with its trading partners. This paper examines China's increasingly active FTA diplomacy and seeks to explain China's motives for pursuing expanded FTAs. Specifically, this paper argues that while China's FTA activism… 
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