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Trump says WTO is unfair to US

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump teed up a fight with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Friday, claiming the 164-country body was biased against the United States. A day after China asked the WTO to referee a rapidly escalating…

‘China will win any trade war with US’

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has never surrendered to external pressure and it will win any trade war with the United States, the nation’s state media stressed in the hours after the world’s two top economies targeted each other with planned…

WTO eyes feeble global trade recovery in 2017

GENEVA: The World Trade Organization said on Wednesday it expected global trade to rebound slightly in 2017 but warned that deep political and economic uncertainties risked hampering the recovery. The organisation forecast that global…

China warns of ‘trade war’ if WTO ignored

BEIJING: China warned on Thursday that United States ignoring World Trade Organization rulings could trigger a "trade war" after President Donald Trump's administration said it was not bound by the body's decisions. Last week a letter…

WTO faces first attack from US under Trump

GENEVA: The World Trade Organization on Thursday became the target of a first concrete attack launched by US President Donald Trump's administration when Washington declared it was not bound by the body's rulings.  The US decision is a…