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    Economic Development In China : Project Proposal

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    This 6 page paper presents a proposal for a project that addresses this question: How will China's admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) impact the Chinese economy? The paper includes these subheadings: Project Statement; Research Questions, which includes a brief literature review; Study Method and stages in the project; Anticipated Results and Significance of study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    Asian economy? and How will Chinas admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) impact the Chinese economy? are interdependent. One has a direct impact on the other and, in fact,  may change how the other progresses. The Asian economy will be directly affected by Chinas economy and vice-versa. This is especially true when we consider ASEAN. Nonetheless, the question has  been narrowed to how membership in the WTO will affect Chinas economic development. I hope this better meets your needs.] Project Statement This study will investigate  the impact of Chinas membership in the WTO on Chinas economic development. The project will explore the economic reforms China has implemented since 1978 with emphasis on the 15 years  of specific preparation for becoming a member (1986 to 2001) and an even greater emphasis on the time from its December 2001 acceptance as a member to the present time.  Political and social reforms are inherently a part of this study. Research Questions The question this project asks is: * How will Chinas admission to the World Trade  Organization (WTO) impact the Chinese economy? Historically, China has been a closed centralized political system although in 1978, officials began the transition to a more open trading environment. The government  made the transition from a communist centralized power following the Russian model to a more decentralized socialist market model. China began economic, political and social reforms in 1978 and  has made remarkable progress although there is a significant regional disparity (Sing, 2003). Sing goes on to explain that economic development in coastal areas and in "special economic zones" has  been especially impressive" (Sing, 2003). In fact, per capita GNP in "Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing" has been greater than in most Asian developing countries (Sing, 2003). Rural regions, however, 

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