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China’s Telecoms and IT Sectors: Planning and the WTO?

China remains committed to a 5-year planning process that includes industrial policy to develop its hardware and software sectors in information and communications technologies (ICTs) and a national information infrastructure that includes among its goals access in the under-served central and western provinces. To what extent does simultaneous WTO membership and its commitments and 5-year planning together with industrial policy present a circular problem that needs to be squared?

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