Sophia M. Basaldua-Sun | Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
In June 2018, the WTO issued a comprehensive report on China’s trade policy from 2016 to 2018. Like the previous six reports (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016), the 2018 analysis provided a general overview of China’s macroeconomic environment and trade policy. The TPR was detailed and informative with comments that were generally objective and neutral (Yao and Liu, 2012). Using the WTO’s publication as a reference point, our paper attempts to provide even further insight into the evolution of Chinese trade policy over a longer time frame, with a particular focus from 2013 to the present.