chapter  9
China: Designing policies and laws to ensure fair access and benefi t sharing of genetic resources and participatory plant breeding products
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Challenges facing the new China As the largest developing country in the world, with its very diverse culture, economy and ecology, China is experiencing a dramatic transition period in many spheres. China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) marks an important event in this period and has accelerated the economic transition process. The opening of China’s economy to foreign enterprises and its integration with the global economy is having profound but different socioeconomic impacts on different groups of people in different sectors and different areas.