The WTO’s Appellate Body can no longer function after the US blocked the appointment of new judges. Photo: AFP
The WTO’s Appellate Body can no longer function after the US blocked the appointment of new judges. Photo: AFP

Chinese ex-vice minister slams US for putting WTO at risk of being ‘irrelevant and non-existent’

  • Zhu Guangyao says World Trade Organisation is in ‘real danger of being suspended’ after move to block appointment of new judges to Appellate Body
  • He tells international relations forum in Beijing that a path needs to be found to uphold the principles of free trade and equality

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO’s Appellate Body can no longer function after the US blocked the appointment of new judges. Photo: AFP
The WTO’s Appellate Body can no longer function after the US blocked the appointment of new judges. Photo: AFP
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