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Research on the Effect of China’s Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment on Carbon Emission Reduction under the Background of Carbon Peak

Tong Zhang


With the deepening of economic globalization and China's comprehensive and deep integration into the international division of labor, enterprises occupy more international market share and win greater development opportunities. China's import and export trade has entered a stage of rapid growth, and export trade has developed into a decisive factor in promoting China's economic growth. Under the restriction of carbon peak, however, the problem of carbon emissions brought about by carbon-intensive manufactured goods in the export trade has brought great challenges to China. On this basis, it is suggested that China should seize the opportunity of foreign trade development, promote the transformation and upgrading of domestic and import and export trade industrial systems, integrate domestic technological innovation with international cutting-edge technology, reasonably guide the industrial flow of foreign investment by foreign-funded enterprises, make good use of the advantages of foreign trade, and strive to achieve carbon emission reduction.


Foreign Trade; Foreign Direct Investment; Carbon Emission Reduction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v8i4.8837