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China Calls Washington a ‘Bully’ at WTO Trade Disputes Meeting

GENEVA (Reuters) – China strongly criticised its trade rival the United States at a World Trade Organization meeting on Friday, calling Washington a “unilateral bully” and a “rule breaker”.

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 U.S. metal tariffs breached global rules.

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

(Reporting by Emma Farge, editing by Rachel More)

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