Chinese Ambassador to WTO: this will stand up to protectionist but still want a dialogue

March 22, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland, Chinese (WTO) ambassador to the WTO, told Reuters in an interview Xiangchen。
Reuters / DenisBalibouse Phoenix International iMarkets hearing, according to Reuters, China (WTO) ambassador to the WTO Xiangchen said on Thursday that China is ready to make a variety of tariff plans to respond to the United States, and to stand against protectionist, but still hope dialogue。
Zhang Xiangchen said China is considering to appeal to the WTO on US President Trump announced Thursday tariff plan。
He told Reuters that China has a legitimate right to do so。 But he would not rule out other options, because if the flood approaching, you must be against the embankment。
US President Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum, may impose tariffs on up to $ 60 billion of Chinese imports。
Zhang Xiangchen trade war atmosphere, said Thursday the United States in mid-1974 according to Section 301 trade law and the introduction of tariff measures will be untenable, because in a previous ruling, the US government promised to take only in the case of obtaining WTO authorization such measures。 America's commitment is still。
But today they seem to turn a blind eye。
This problem may be to get back in front of WTO, again face questioning。
Zhang Xiangchen said that China and other WTO members may also take retaliatory measures against tariffs, tariffs on US goods。 My colleagues in Beijing have been in the preparation of these options and responses。 We still cherish the multilateral trading system, although the air has been filled with the breath of trade war。 Asked about possible US allegations of currency manipulation to the WTO, Zhang Xiangchen said that since Trump mentioned this during the election campaign, China has been preparing for the argument。
Asked whether China will avoid national security grounds WTO dispute regarding network security, Zhang Xiangchen said that China will show a homemade。
In addition to tariffs, the United States vetoed the appointment of new judges of appeal, reduced the capacity of WTO dispute process。
If the United States intends to make this system down, no one can resist, he said, adding that China will continue to convince Trump relieve the obstruction of the system。
But some people have put forward an alternative plan to the dispute settlement mechanism in Geneva。
Zhang Xiangchen expressed the hope to establish good relations with the new US ambassador to the WTO habit of hard (DennisShea), and said learning of difficult to have promised to discuss this issue, and he does not want to consider the WTO without the US involved in the situation。