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China Labels US a ‘Bully, Rule Breaker’ at WTO Meeting

Beijing’s WTO ambassador hit out at Washington after it emerged the US was appealing against a ruling over metal tariffs

China has imposed curbs on foreign travel for bankers and state workers.
Curbs on personal foreign travel have long applied to senior state officials and state executives with access to confidential information, but these limits now appear to apply to millions of civil servants, and state-enterprise workers. Reuters file image.


China slammed the United States as a “unilateral bully” and a “rule breaker”, at a World Trade Organization meeting on Friday.

China’s ambassador to the WTO, Li Chenggang, was speaking at a WTO meeting on trade disputes where he also said that Washington had informed it of its intention to appeal a recent WTO ruling which found that US metal tariffs breached global rules.

“These troubling behaviours of the US have clearly depicted an image of the US as a unilateral bully, a rule breaker, and a supply chain disruptor,” he said, according to a copy of his speech obtained by Reuters.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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