Investigate these abbreviations & what are they….:
And read article on China economy – answer Q’s at end of article.
What has the Chinese central bank done recently to influence external economy’s interest rates?
Explain how China ‘generated’ their boom in domestic consumption. Show the impact of this on an AD/AS diagram (think carefully of positioning of AD)
What does it mean that the Chinese economy is under threat of overheating?
Draw a PPF for the Chinese economy… justify your choice of position for their economy. (use consumer V capital goods as your axis)
What ‘raw resources’ do you think that China is ‘scooping up’? Why are they needed?
Search the internet for images – Chinese economy – select 3 & explain what they are trying to portray.
World Trade Organisation
Understand the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in trade liberalisation; trading blocs.
The distinction between different types of trading blocs should be understood.
Possible conflicts between trading blocs and the WTO should be considered.
What’s the link to today’s topic? ...exceed the ceiling agreed by the World Trade Organisation . In November, the EU raised its...of 1.37m tonnes permitted by the World Trade Organisation . This limit has now been reached...increase in exports, saying that the world is “crying out for sugar China on Monday reiterated rules that most of the screen time in the nation's cinemas be given to domestic films, after it cut short the run of US blockbuster "Avatar".
What is the WTO?
Originally formed in 1995 the WTO was designed to liberalise world trade.
The World Trade Organisation deals with regulation of trade between participating countries;
it provides a framework for negotiating and formalising trade agreements,
and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants’ adherence to WTO agreements.
Everyone in green = member of WTO Who researched WTO before Xmas as the ‘trade group’?
The 10 benefits of WTO
The system helps promote peace
Disputes are handled constructively
Rules make life easier for all
Freer trade cuts the costs of living
It provides more choice of products and qualities
Trade raises incomes
Trade stimulates economic growth
The basic principles make life more efficient
Governments are shielded from lobbying
The system encourages good government
Recent WTO trade talks
So why the protestors?
So why the protestors?
Battle in Seattle . Battle in Seattle is a film about the 1999 mass protest against the World Trade Organization's (WTO) meeting in Seattle.
You tube clips…
Battle in Seattle
Customs Union V Free Trade?
Where a group of countries agree to trade without barriers between themselves , but maintain their own individual barriers with countries outside the area.
This goes further than free trade, which eliminates not only barriers to trade between the member countries BUT also to have a common tariff barrier against the rest of the world.
Eg The Single Market
Go to their website http://www.wto.org/
Reading info on WTO
China book’s, DVD’s & films http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/business/2009/12/091222_wto_china_ruling.shtml