The economic growth of China over the decades has brought major changes to the country’s supply and demand structure for food. In recent years, China has remarkably witnessed not only becoming a food supply source for foreign countries, but also a huge market for food consumption from other countries.
In this paper, we firstly analyze the present situation of the food system in China and clarify its influence on the agriculture industry and the entire food system before and after accession to the WTO. Secondly, we analyze the influence of China’s accession to the WTO on the agriculture and food industries of Asia with an international input-output table. Finally, we draw policy implications for building international cooperative relationships among Asian countries based on the above analysis.
JEL Classifications: Q17, Q18