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World trade system, including WTO, not perfect, needs reform: China

The basic tenets of the WTO, in opposing protectionism and supporting free trade should not change, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said

Reuters  |  beijing 

The current world trade system is not perfect and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organisation, to make it fairer and more effective, Beijing's top diplomat said. China is locked in a bitter trade war with the United States and has vowed repeatedly to uphold the multilateral trading system and free trade, with the WTO at its centre. But speaking late on Thursday to reporters after meeting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said some reforms could be good. While certain doubts have been raised about the ...

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 10:14 IST