Country that shouts loudest about sanctity of rules refuses to recognise WTO decisions over labelled goods from Hong Kong and aluminium from mainland China.
China and the US, both targets of complaints by other countries, should put disputes aside and help restore organisation as a successful global body.
In Geneva, China’s WTO ambassador Li Chenggang condemns a raft of EU policies intended to address Europe’s long-standing trade grievances with Beijing.
Meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue summit, Australian defence minister Richard Marles and his Chinese counterpart General Li Shangfu, discussed the need to get past the rift that had set in under the previous Australian government.
Diplomacy between Beijing and Canberra took a nosedive in 2020, but two recent trade-minister meetings and a relaxation of import curbs show how the tide appears to be turning.
Algernon Yau tells Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting in US that dispute system hamstrung by Washington actions.
Beijing is gradually easing a raft of unofficial restrictions and tariffs imposed during a diplomatic spat over trade, security and the origins of Covid-19.
China representative says chip industry subsidies allow US to ‘interfere with the allocation of market resources’ and show ‘double standards’.
Indian compliance with a World Trade Organization order that it remove tariffs on Taiwanese tech products could take time, analysts said, and New Delhi’s push for self-reliance could see it make more protectionist moves.
US undermining integrity of rules-based multilateral trading system embodied by WTO, government spokesman says.
Witnesses tell one subcommittee that intelligence agencies will eventually conclude the pandemic derived from a Wuhan lab leak.
The Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa, is set to be dominated by twin crises: China’s growing pressure on Taiwan and Russia’s war in Ukraine.
China’s commerce ministry said on Friday it will review the necessity of continuing to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on imported Australia barley.
Foreign minister Penny Wong says Australia will suspend its case at the World Trade Organization while China conducts a review into duties imposed on Australian barley.
Chinese representative says US, Japan and Netherlands may have ‘violated’ trade body’s principles, according to state television.
Move aims to improve bilateral ties, long strained over Tokyo’s WWII past, combine semiconductor expertise, and help global supply chains.
Trade tariffs against China may have spurred US firms into diversifying supply chains, but US consumers are paying more for certain goods, says the US International Trade Commission.
Beijing has long opposed the border tax, set to be implemented in October, saying it does not comply with global trading rules.
The Aukus submarine deal, which could cost up to A$368 billion (US$245 billion), would be ineffective in the event of a war with China, Keating says.
Baltic country’s Asia-Pacific allies may again attend transatlantic security alliance’s annual meeting, slated this year for Vilnius.
A raft of official and unofficial ‘trade blockages’ first imposed by China in 2020 worth roughly US$14 billion are showing signs of loosening.
The China Semiconductor Industry Association said it is opposed to actions that exclude the domestic market from global innovation.
Sources say a Beijing visit by Australian PM Anthony Albanese is already being prepared, but they do not expect a formal invite until after Beijing’s leadership reshuffle is finalised next month.