The Impact of China on the Emerging World: New Growth Patterns in Chinese Import-Export Activities

Chan-Yuan Wong, Gladys Siow, Ran Li, Kian-Teng Kwek


Within the intellectual context of “developing economies”, we examine the growth patterns of China’s import-export performance from 2000 to 2010. We observed that there is a remarkable growth in recent trade with Russia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, ASEAN-5, Argentina, Brazil and Chile for high-medium tech products. These economies appeared to be the successful few that have gained manufacturing experiences and acquired technological capabilities to be able to exploit the opportunities in China’s market. Japan and Thailand are at vulnerable position. The so called remainder, such as South Africa which has been witnessing low industrial diversification, failed thereafter to export to China’s market.



Import-Export Growth Pattern; China; developing economies; technological capabilities; industrial competitiveness

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Print ISSN: 1392-2785
Online ISSN: 2029-5839