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China's textile and clothing exports: changing international comparative advantage and its policy implications

Yang, Yongzheng


Remarkable changes have occurred in world textile and clothing markets in the last two decades. Japan lost its comparative advantage in labour-intensive textiles and clothing in the 1970s, and the Asian newly industrialising economies (NIEs) of Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have also been rapidly shifting away from these products. At the same time, China and several other low-wage economies have emerged as major textile and clothing exporters. China has, in particular,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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