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EU Trade: The Issues at Stake with China - With the exploration of International Political Econom
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

China has been the second largest trading partner of EU in goods and the forth largest

in services since it joined the WTO in 2001. For its part, the European Union has been

China’s largest trading partner since 2004. Despite this, there are a range of issues at

stake between the EU and China who are not only involved into economica l disputes,

but are also at odds on politica l matters . In this paper the authors conduct the study

based on trade hindrances instead of trade achievements with the approaches of IPE

based on the assumption: the tenser of trade-ties, the deeper the politica l dimension

involved and the more delica te the relationship between Economy and Politics

projected to be. Considering the limitation of time and space, the paper focuses

prima rily on the trade issues regarded from three different angles: the internal issues

related to trade (e.g. trade deficit, IPR infringement); the external issues related to

trade (e.g. huma n rights); the ultimate issues rela ted to trade (e.g. technology). Instead

of putting forth feasible resolution to these issues, the ma in feature of this paper lies in

the analysis of trade issues in combination with the approaches of Internationa l

politica l economy. It’s interesting and far-reaching to research EU (trade) from the

perspective of IPE because as Michael Smith argued “The EU’s place in the IPE is

challenging not only in the empirica l sense, but also in the conceptual sense, for

simple reason that (on the one hand) it is not a state and that (on the other hand) it

performs a number of vital state functions in the IPE” (Michael Smith 2006, p.527).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
IPE, EU and China, trade issues, Human rights, Technology
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2494Local ID: 2082/2896OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2494DiVA: diva2:239712
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-05-25 Created: 2009-05-25 Last updated: 2009-08-20

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