China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001. Photo: AFP

China hits back at Donald Trump’s ‘absurd’ criticism of its WTO developing country status

  • US president claims China and other countries are ‘cheating’ the United States by designating themselves with the World Trade Organisation to receive special benefits
  • Xinhua New Agency claims the US are attempting to gain leverage over China ahead of the trade talks that are due to be held in Shanghai on Tuesday and Wednesday
Topic |   China economy

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China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001. Photo: AFP
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.