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China Moves Closer To WTO Membership

By John S. McClenahen Sometime during the week of Sept. 10, a "working party" of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is scheduled to hold its eighteenth, and probably final, meeting on China's membership in the international body. In the meantime, China's goods and services schedules are being readied for circulation by the end of this month, with technical corrections to the documents due by Aug. 10. All this means is that, barring any procedural or political problems, trade ministers of more than 100 nations will formally vote on China's accession to the WTO at its Nov. 9-13 meeting in Doha, Qatar.

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