Analysis

US Lights Spark That May Set Off China Powder Keg At WTO

Law360, New York (October 31, 2017, 8:37 PM EDT) -- By refusing to certify China as a market-driven economy in a new trade spat over aluminum foil, the Trump administration has taken perhaps its boldest stance yet against Beijing, teeing up a conflict likely destined for a calamitous World Trade Organization showdown between the two juggernauts.

The tough talk on China that marked President Donald Trump’s campaign has only partially materialized into policy since his inauguration. For the most part, the White House has favored bilateral engagement with Beijing while making only intermittent enforcement allusions that...
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