Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
CHINESE READ NEWSPAPERS REPORTING ON WTO AGREEMENT IN BEIJING.
Beijing residents read newspapers reporting on China's agreement with the U.S. to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), November 16. After the euphoria of the WTO agreement with the U.S., Chinese authorities began selling the deal to an anxious public worried about job losses. Ordinary Chinese fretted that foreign competition would destroy jobs by pushing already teetering state enterprises over the edge.