ted the interests of WTO members, especially developing-nation members, and undermined the
authority and efficacy of the WTO. As a consequence, the organization is facing an unprecedented crisis.
China suggested necessary reforms of the WTO be made so as to overcome the crisis, strengthen its auth
ority and efficacy, and enlarge its relevance in terms of global economic governance. It also
proposed strengthening the inclusiveness of the multilateral trading system, said an official with the De
partment of WTO Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce, in an online statement late on Tuesday.
The unnamed official stressed the need to resolve several urgent issues threatening the existence of free trade and globalization.
Even though China didn’t mention the United States by name in the proposal, it refe
rred to a number of policies clearly associated with Washington. Experts stressed tha