China's Outward-Oriented Industries: a Source of Technological Dependency or a Means to Catch-Up?
China’s rising importance in various world markets, including in technology-intensive products, should not hide the dualism which characterises its industry. Some of its industrial sectors are highly competitive, and strongly integrated in international trade networks in high-tech products. They are dominated by foreign companies specialised in assembly. At the same time, China’s traditional export sectors, dominated by purely domestic firms, lag far behind. The capacity of the outward-oriented industries to spur industrial and technological development in Chinese companies appears weak for the time being. China’s entry into the wto should help reduce this dichotomy, which raises fundamental questions about China’s real capacity for industrial catch-up.
industry; WTO; technology transfers; competitiveness; international comparison; trade negotiations; international trade; sectors; globalization
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