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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
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Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Congressional-Executive Commission on China  (CECC)

“Ten Years in the WTO: Has China Kept Its Promises?”

[Streaming video of hearing available at this URL, otherwise click on witnesses for text below]

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC

Ten years ago, on December 11, 2001, China officially joined the World Trade Organization. China's entry into the WTO ushered in a new era in its relationship with the United States and the rest of the world. China made numerous promises to reduce trade barriers, open up markets, increase transparency, protect intellectual property rights, and reform its legal system to make it consistent with WTO requirements. Policymakers hoped at the time that China's WTO membership would lead to advances in the broader development of the rule of law as well. Has China kept its promises and played by the rules? What impact has WTO membership had on the development of the rule of law in China? Has WTO membership leveled the economic playing field as many had hoped?

This hearing was webcast.


Panel 1:

Claire Reade, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative

Panel 2:

Grant D. Aldonas,Principal Managing Director, Split Rock International, former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (2001-2005)

Alan H. Price, Partner and Chair of the International Trade Practice, Wiley Rein LLP

Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., Founder and President, Economic Strategy Institute

Wei Jingsheng, Chair, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition *Witness added

Statement of Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman, Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Statement of Senator Sherrod Brown, Cochairman, Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Statement of Senator Carl Levin, Commissioner, Congressional-Executive Commission on China


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