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China’s WTO ambassador bemoans lack of ‘joint action’

May 12, 2020
China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Zhang Xiangchen, said on Tuesday he was disappointed members had not united more amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, blaming a lack of leadership and trust among the membership. Zhang, speaking during a webcast conversation with the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Wendy Cutler, also argued against some U.S. WTO priorities, including those involving industrial subsidies and special and differential treatment for developing countries. But he advocated for the U.S. and China, as the world’s...

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