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Australia-China FTA: China's Domestic Politics and the Roots of Different National Approaches to FTAs

Jiang, Yang

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This article seeks to explain why the Free Trade Agreement negotiation between Australia and China has been extremely difficult, despite political goodwill from Beijing and Canberra. It first argues that the reason for the slow progress of the negotiation is not caused by lack of motivation from the Chinese government. It then lists the differences in negotiation between China and Australia, focusing on their respective selective vs. comprehensive, border vs. behind-the-border, flexible vs....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorJiang, Yang
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:45:24Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:45:24Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/37820
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to explain why the Free Trade Agreement negotiation between Australia and China has been extremely difficult, despite political goodwill from Beijing and Canberra. It first argues that the reason for the slow progress of the negotiation is not caused by lack of motivation from the Chinese government. It then lists the differences in negotiation between China and Australia, focusing on their respective selective vs. comprehensive, border vs. behind-the-border, flexible vs. rigid and state vs. market approaches. It then looks into domestic politics in China to explain why China has taken such a stance, underlining domestic resistance from sectors like agriculture and services in a dynamic domestic political environment on the one hand, and the structure of the policy making institution that constrains the power of trade negotiators on the other. It concludes by pointing out where the potential for a breakthrough in the FTA negotiation lies.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.subjectKeywords: Agriculture; Australia; Borders; Free Trade; Negotiation; Peoples Republic of China; free trade; national politics; political economy; trade flow; trade liberalization; trade performance; trade relations; Asia; Australasia; Australia; China; Eurasia; Far
dc.titleAustralia-China FTA: China's Domestic Politics and the Roots of Different National Approaches to FTAs
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume62
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9517525xPUB153
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationJiang, Yang, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage179
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage195
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357710802060543
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:52:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-45949098757
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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