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WTO ambassador of China says China will resist protectionism, responds to US tariffs

China is preparing a range of responses to US President Donald Trump's planned tariffs and will stand up to protectionism


Reuters China
Updated: 22-03-2018 20:56 IST
WTO ambassador of China says China will resist protectionism, responds to US tariffs

This is a legitimate right for China to do that. But I would not exclude other options, because if the flood approaches you have to bank up to keep it out. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

China is preparing a range of responses to US President Donald Trump's planned tariffs and will stand up to protectionism but it still hopes for dialogue, Beijing's ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday.

Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen said China was considering a WTO complaint against the package of tariffs that Trump is expected to announce later on Thursday, but that was only one option.

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"This is a legitimate right for China to do that. But I would not exclude other options, because if the flood approaches you have to bank up to keep it out," he told Reuters.

"Appeasement of protectionism will not work. If you surrender to protectionism you will lose your credibility and leadership in this organization."

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