China says EU does not understand WTO rules


Jeremy Goldkorn’s selection of the top stories from China on October 13, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a convenient package of China’s business, political, and cultural news delivered to your inbox for free. Subscribe here.


China kicks back at EU trade rules

Reuters reports: “China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that the European Union’s new trade rules against Chinese imports lacked awareness of World Trade Organization.” Reuters says that the European Union “agreed to new rules last week to guard against lower-priced Chinese imports, ending 18 months of wrangling over trade ties with Beijing.” A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the phrase non-market economy showed “Cold War” thinking.

Slow news day

As China locks itself down for the 19th Party Congress, there is not too much news from the Middle Kingdom. So perhaps it’s a good time to make the acquaintance of Naomi Wu, aka Sexy Cyborg, a young lady in Shenzhen who wanders around in a scandalous outfit, carrying a 3D printer on her back.