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

  • Chan-Yuan Wong Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Gladys Siow Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
  • Ran Li Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
  • Kian-Teng Kwek Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
Keywords: Import-Export Growth Pattern, China, developing economies, technological capabilities, industrial competitiveness

Abstract

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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.24.4.3239

Author Biographies

Chan-Yuan Wong, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chan-Yuan is presently a senior lecturer at the department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Malaya. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the University of Malaya. He is also researcher for Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in several research projects, and IDRC-sponsored projects on Innovation Policies and Inclusive Development of Asia. Chan-Yuan graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor s degree in Engineering and received his Master s degree in Systems Engineering and Management from Malaysia University of Science and Technology (a collaborative program with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Chulalongkorn University of Thailand and Institute of Technology Management of National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan. He has published in several international journals on industrial and innovation policies and growth models for production of science and technology, including Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, World Patent Information, Technology in Society, Asian Journal of Technological Innovation, and Malaysian Journal of Science and Technology Studies.
Gladys Siow, Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
Gladys Siow is PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Ran Li, Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
Ran Li is PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Kian-Teng Kwek, Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
Kian-Teng is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Published
2013-10-09
Section
THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF ENTERPRISE FUNCTIONING