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China hits back after Trump's outburst against 'developing nation' tag

Donald Trump has ordered his top trade negotiator to pressure the World Trade Organization to crack down on some economies that declared themselves as such

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China said the classification of a country as a “developing nation” shouldn’t be defined by the interests of the US, after President Donald Trump ordered his top trade negotiator to pressure the World Trade Organization to crack down on some economies that declared themselves as such.

The reform of the WTO should not be gripped by a few “hegemony countries,” the state-run People’s Daily said in an editorial on Sunday.

On Friday, Trump singled out China in a memo to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that gave the latter 90 days to determine whether there’s been “substantial progress” toward limiting

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 3:56 PM IST

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