Roots of Competitiveness: China's Evolving Agriculture Interests

Roots of Competitiveness: China's Evolving Agriculture Interests

by Daniel H. Rosen, Scott Rozelle, Jikan Huang
     
 

It is a cliché that China is the world's manufactured goods factory, but most observers are just as certain that China's farmers are a serious burden on growth. Yet China in fact has the makings of an internationally competitive agricultural sector, with the market setting most prices, farmers shifting quickly toward what they produce best, and significant

Overview

It is a cliché that China is the world's manufactured goods factory, but most observers are just as certain that China's farmers are a serious burden on growth. Yet China in fact has the makings of an internationally competitive agricultural sector, with the market setting most prices, farmers shifting quickly toward what they produce best, and significant research and development focused on biotechnology and other promising areas. China's trade interests are changing as its farmers become more competitive, and this transformation will have major implications for world trade talks and global economic welfare. This study traces the steps China has taken to make agriculture a winning sector, the evidence that its initiatives are working, and the course the country is likely to take.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881324617
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
466 KB

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