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China accuses EU of taking WTO back to 'law of jungle'

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

(Reuters) - accused the on Tuesday of risking a return to the "law of the jungle", telling a dispute hearing at the Trade Organization that it was astonished by what it called the EU's disregard for the WTO's rulebook.

China's statement came during a major trade dispute in which is trying to force the and the EU to treat like any other "market economy", rather than claiming it unfairly subsidises its exports on a large scale.

The EU's argument that distorted its markets could equally be applied to the 28-nation bloc's Common Agricultural Policy or U.S. corn prices, the Chinese statement said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:55 IST