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China in the Global Economy Agricultural Policies in China after WTO Accession (Complete Edition - ISBN 9264198865)

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Entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has brought unprecedented opportunities and challenges, propelling agricultural development in China into a new era. As China's decision-makers continue to grapple with domestic policy choices to raise farmers' incomes and to restructure agriculture and the rural economy, OECD invited international experts to reflect on how China can best manage its reform process under WTO integration.

Do economy-wide policies in China support or tax the agricultural sector? What is the true extent of the "peasant burden"? What policies will most effectively promote the development of rural areas? What is the role of education in improving rural livelihoods and redeploying rural labour? What is the degree of market integration and how well are prices transmitted throughout the country? How well do international and national experts understand the complex agricultural policies applied in China? What steps are necessary to quantify policy impacts for improved decision making?

These questions and issues were debated based on the papers reproduced in this publication.  They offer the reader the fruits of timely analytical and strategic thinking by some of the world's renowned experts on China's agricultural policies and on methods of policy analysis.

This report is part of the OECD's ongoing co-operation with non-Member economies around the world.

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: September 1, 2002

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