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[IWS] CECC: CHINA'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE RULES [Hearing] [15 January 2014]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)

 

China's Compliance With the World Trade Organization and International Trade Rules [Hearing] [15 January 2014]

http://www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/china%E2%80%99s-compliance-with-the-world-trade-organization-and-international-trade-rules

 

When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 it was hoped that China would strengthen the rule of law, open its markets to U.S. goods, end discriminatory trading policies, and increase transparency, bringing benefits to both the United States and China. Some 12 years later considerable concern remains over China's compliance with its WTO obligations and international trade rules generally. The state continues to play a heavy role over China's economy and to subsidize state-owned enterprises and favored industries at the expense of foreign competition. Other problems include weak enforcement of intellectual property rights, retaliation for U.S. trade actions, lack of transparency, and forced technology transfer. This hearing will examine recent issues and trends in China's compliance with WTO and other international trade rules.

 

Opening Statements

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman

[ Full text of statement ]

 

Statements Submitted for the Record

Representative Christopher Smith, Cochairman

[ Full text of statement ]

Senator Carl Levin

[ Full text of statement ]

Witnesses

David Horn, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AK Steel Holding Corporation

[Full text of statement]

 

Elizabeth Drake, Partner, Stewart and Stewart

[Full text of statement]

 

Thea Lee,  Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

[Full text of statement]

 

Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

[Full text of statement]

 

 

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