Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO talks with Xiangchen Zhang, Chinese Ambassador to the WTO before the General Council meeting at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, July 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade war weighed on Beijing’s decision not to pursue WTO market economy status, analysts say

  • China asked the World Trade Organisation to suspend dispute on its market economy status, while the US has postponed a case against China on intellectual property
  • Analysts say Beijing is adapting to new realities in global trade, with the US trade war forcing policymakers to pursue new priorities
Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO talks with Xiangchen Zhang, Chinese Ambassador to the WTO before the General Council meeting at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, July 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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