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China's low WTO profile

China seems strangely absent and silent at a trade meeting in China.


China's silence in this matter has several causes. China, among other things, has little experience in leading international negotiations. China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, and is one of the newest members of the WTO. That is why China is letting other large and poor countries, with growing economies like India and Brazil, hold the tough negotiations. Among the 149 members of the WTO meeting in Hong Kong, China stands out and appears to be a large and uncertain hybrid. While a new member of the WTO and having the world's largest village population, the country has grown to become the sixth largest economy in the world.

China is also one of the world's most export – oriented economies, and does not want to stand out as. . .

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