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Economic Change and Restructuring

, Volume 40, Issue 1–2, pp 27–63 | Cite as

China’s Integration in East Asia:Production Sharing, FDI & High-Tech Trade

  • Guillaume Gaulier
  • Françoise LemoineEmail author
  • Deniz Ünal-Kesenci
Article

Abstract

China has taken advantage of the globalisation process and has become an assembly country for firms in Asia, which have extended their production and trade networks to China. China’s position in the segmentation of the production processes has fostered its trade in high-technology products. However the rapid technological upgrading of China’s trade is associated with an increasing dependence on foreign capital and technology. The emergence of China has led to the reorganisation of production in Asia and to a triangular trade pattern: firms in advanced Asian economies use China as an export base and instead of exporting finished goods to the US and Europe, now export intermediate goods to their affiliates in China.

JEL Classification

F13 F14 F15 O53 

Keywords

China East Asia Technology Transfer Trade Specialisation FDI International Production Sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Gaulier
    • 1
  • Françoise Lemoine
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deniz Ünal-Kesenci
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII)ParisFrance

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