China News Service, April 8th. Gao Feng, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce, pointed out on the 8th that with regard to China’s status as a developing member of the WTO, China has stated on many occasions that China, as a large and responsible developing country, is willing to comply with its rights and The principle of balance of obligations makes contributions in the WTO commensurate with its own capabilities.
Data map: Gao Feng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhao Jun
The Ministry of Commerce held a regular press conference on the 8th.
At the meeting, a reporter asked: At present, the United Kingdom calls on the G7 countries to review international trade rules and implement tougher trade policies against China. British Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss said before the G7 trade ministers meeting that the WTO needs to be re-examined. The work of the organization, especially the WTO’s position on China, she believes that it is incorrect that China is still recognized as a developing country and enjoys WTO preferences as in the past.
What comment does the Ministry of Commerce have?
Gao Feng pointed out that with regard to China’s status as a developing member of the WTO, China has stated on many occasions that as a large and responsible developing country, China is willing to make contributions in the WTO commensurate with its own capabilities in accordance with the principle of balancing rights and obligations. .
Gao Feng said that since its accession to the WTO, China has fully fulfilled its accession commitments, firmly upholds the multilateral trading system, and opposes unilateralism and protectionism.
China has actively participated in the WTO's "Trade Facilitation Agreement", "Information Technology Agreement" expansion agreement and other related negotiations, and has made positive contributions to promoting the development of global trade and enhancing the well-being of the people of all countries.
Gao Feng emphasized that no matter how the external environment changes, China will always stand with developing members, safeguard the interests of developing members, and make more contributions in line with its own capabilities.