Today in history: China's decision to join the WTO passed

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Today in history: China's decision to join the WTO passed


At 18:34 local time on November 10, 2001, at the Fourth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Doha, Qatar, a small gavel knocked on China’s entry into the World Trade Organization— -After 15 years of negotiation and waiting, at the beginning of the century, the WTO finally accepted China as its 143rd member.

It was Kamal, the chairman of the conference, who struck the gavel. He said that this evening is very special, "China has joined the WTO as one-fifth of the world, and many future trade agendas will include China. Congratulations to the Chinese people again."

After the Doha meeting, China’s WTO chief negotiator Long Yongtu accepted an interview with Chinese and foreign reporters. When describing his mood at the moment, he blurted out: “Cool!” After so many years of negotiations, China has finally returned to the world economic stage.



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