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China on the verbal offensive: U.S. could ‘fatally undermine’ WTO's functioning

May 16, 2018
To hear the Chinese ambassador to the World Trade Organization tell it, any one of three U.S.-induced issues (“three hard blows,” he calls them) could “fatally undermine the functioning of the WTO.” In an interview with Bloomberg , conducted via email, Zhang Xiangchen talks of a “sense of crisis” among “many” WTO members and the “essential” need to challenge that sense to lift the WTO “out of the difficulties.” Zhang called the U.S. the source of those “hard blows” –...


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