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By Robert C. Feenstra, Shang-Jin Wei

In under 3 a long time, China has grown from taking part in a negligible function in global alternate to being one of many world's biggest exporters, a considerable importer of uncooked fabrics, intermediate outputs, and different items, and either a recipient and resource of overseas funding. no longer unusually, China's financial dynamism has generated massive recognition and crisis within the usa and past. whereas a few analysts have warned of the aptitude pitfalls of China's rise—the lack of jobs, for example—others have highlighted some great benefits of less costly items and providers bought through U.S. shoppers in addition to new industry and funding possibilities for U.S. organisations. Bringing jointly knowledgeable crew of individuals, China's starting to be function in international exchange undertakes an empirical research of the consequences of China's new prestige. The essays accumulated the following offer unique analyses of the microstructure of exchange, the macroeconomic implications, sector-level matters, and international direct funding. This volume's cautious exam of micro info in gentle of verified fiscal theories clarifies a couple of misconceptions, overturns a few traditional knowledge, and records info styles that improve our realizing of matters regarding China's alternate.

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S. industry-level skill data to rank the skill intensity of industries, assuming no factor intensity reversals. S. skill data. 3. This approach only gives an indication of shifts between industries; thus, we cannot say if there has been any skill upgrading within an industry. 42 Mary Amiti and Caroline Freund Fig. 5 Skill intensity of China’s manufacturing exports excluding processing trade Notes: Data uses HS six-digit classifications. The skill intensity is measured as the ratio of nonproduction workers to total employment from the Indonesian manufacturing census at the five-digit ISIC level for 1992.

Partly as a result of this, antidumping cases against Chinese exporters were three to four times more likely to be successful than those against other producers. Some of the “new” countries using antidumping tools were even more aggressive. For example, Argentina and Brazil targeted 21 percent and 16 percent, respectively, of all of their antidumping cases against China, even though China only accounted for 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively, of their import shares. When China was negotiating its entry into the GATT/WTO during 1991 24 Robert C.

8 that there is hardly any change in the degree of specialization. 9, showing the cumulative trade shares when we keep only the largest 500 categories by value, which account for nearly 80 percent of total exports in either of the years, there is a noticeable downward shift in the curve, suggesting there has been an increase in specialization. The pattern is very similar, with a slightly greater increase in specialization, if we only include manufacturing exports. This finding is confirmed using the Gini coefficient, which is an alternative way to measure changes in specialization, by measuring export equality in each period.

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