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 Organisation (WTO)

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

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.