US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Bloomberg

China hits back at US report on its WTO compliance saying it lacks factual basis

  • US Trade Representative’s office said negotiating new World Trade Organisation rules to try to rein in China’s “mercantilist” trade practices would be a futile exercise
  • Last month, the Geneva-based arbiter of trade disputes launched an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods
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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump last met in person in Argentina in December. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s ‘inconsistent’ US$250 billion China tariffs likely to be investigated by WTO

  • World Trade Organisation investigation expected to move ahead on Monday because the United States is unable to block the dispute inquiry for a second time
  • Next round of trade war talks between the world’s two largest economies expected to begin on January 30 ahead of March 1 deadline
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump last met in person in Argentina in December. Photo: AP
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