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US, China clash over market economy status

Spat at WTO sows the seeds for a trade battle between Washington and Beijing at the end of 2016

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ON A ROLL: China's pervasive interventions in the steel and aluminium industries have led to an overcapacity of global supply, says the US.

Geneva

THE United States warned China on Thursday that it had not done enough to qualify for market economy status, especially in steel and aluminium, sowing the seeds for a trade battle between Washington and Beijing at the end of 2016.

Upon China's admission to the World Trade

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