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WTO & China - 20th Anniversary

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    WTO & China - 20th Anniversary

    China joined WTO 20 years ago today. Where were you on that day?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59610019


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    No idea where I was but it changed my life

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    Ironically enough I was in Hong Kong for the first time in my life when the announcement of China's acceptance into the WTO hit the wires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    No idea where I was but it changed my life
    Yours and billions more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Yours and billions more.
    Yes agreed, but I was thinking on a personal level. I was course director for a masters course on international trade for the rich and powerful in China, with the support of the Party. This was set up because of WTO entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Yes agreed, but I was thinking on a personal level. I was course director for a masters course on international trade for the rich and powerful in China, with the support of the Party. This was set up because of WTO entry.
    We really need a sarcasm emoji. I really thought you were joking

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    I was in the UK - working. The kids were 15 and 20 and I had no idea that it had happened. (Probably not interested.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    We really need a sarcasm emoji. I really thought you were joking
    Yes I would have thought that too, but no it really did change a lot for me.

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    So here's the question, hull said China's entry to the WTO changed his life...professionally. How many else here had their lives changed because China entered the WTO? I have a hunch some here would not have become expats in HK if it weren't for China's entry to the WTO. Let's see if I get any honest replies here.


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    I remeber where I was on Sept 11, 2001 and what I was doing at that moment

    But I don't remember anything on Dec 11, 2001

    Last edited by nivek2046; 12-12-2021 at 07:53 PM.