China Celebrates 20 Years In WTO But Breaks Its Rules in Europe



Liam Gibson | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (Dec. 11) marks the 20th anniversary of China’s ascent to the World Trade Organization (WTO), but it comes at a time when Beijing is taking its unlawful economic bullying of Lithuania to new heights.

The world’s second-largest economy is now calling for a corporate-led boycott of the tiny Baltic state, threatening multinationals to cut trade ties with Lithuania or risk being shut out of its gargantuan market, according to a Reuters report. It is the latest move in an ongoing campaign by Beijing to punish Lithuania for allowing Taiwan to establish a representative office in its capital, Vilnius, under its own name.

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