Forging Economic Resilience in the People’s Republic of China Through Value Chain Upgrading and Economic Rebalancing
Publication | May 2021
This brief analyzes global value chain indicators in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) during 2000-2019. It explores how the PRC has developed the economic resilience it has shown amid recent disruptions in international trade.
The brief examines how the PRC has upgraded its role in global value chains and transitioned toward more localized production networks with the support of its massive and rapidly growing domestic consumption base. It also discusses how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis has sped up two of the most significant trends that have reshaped global value chains in recent years: the digitalization of trade and the reconfiguration of production networks closer to consumer markets.