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China, U.S. accuse each other of undermining the WTO via national security claims

January 27, 2023 at 3:38 PM
The U.S. is a “unilateral bully” that views itself as above the law, in direct contradiction to its World Trade Organization obligations, China said on Friday during a meeting in which the U.S. appealed – to a defunct Appellate Body – disputes related to national security and accused Beijing of forcing its hand by undermining the WTO first. The antagonistic back-and-forth is not unusual in Geneva; China in December called Washington “ a destroyer to the multilateral trading system ”...

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