publication . Research . 2017

China's evolving role in global production networks: Implications for Trump's trade war

Athukorala, Prema-chandra;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Freiburg: University of Freiburg, Department of International Economic Policy (iep)
This paper examines China's evolving role in global production networks and its implications for assessing the potential impact of the "trade war" declared by President Trump. The analysis, which is based on a systematic disaggregation of trade based on global production sharing into components and final assembly, suggests that the Sino-US trade gap is a structural phenomenon driven by the pivotal role played by China within East Asia cantered production networks. The global competitiveness of US MNEs depends on their ability to use China as the production base for supplying the rest of the world, and China is now an important supplier of components used in US m...
free text keywords: F13, F14, F59, China, global production networks, Sino-US trade dispute, punitive tariffs, MNEs, ddc:330
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