China: Wto Or Bust?

Beijing may win a last-minute deal--but it's no sure thing

With the 11th hour looming, Washington and Beijing have suddenly reopened negotiations to secure China's entry into the World Trade Organization before the end of November. That's when leaders from WTO member countries convene in Seattle to launch a new round of liberalization talks. But the date has another significance: It's seen as the last chance for China to join the WTO for the next few years.

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