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U.S. to issue WTO challenge of China’s internet policies?

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SerlingThe U.S. Trade Representative is considering launching a WTO challenge of China’s internet restrictions. And in a twist right out of The Twilight Zone, they may base their challenge (in part) on the 2005 WTO ruling that Antigua’s online gambling industry had been unfairly denied access to the American market. (It’s not known if America’s challenge will utilize the lyrics to Radiohead’s Electioneering: I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet.) A law professor in Singapore was puzzled as to what America hoped to gain from the action, beyond “an empty victory which they could not enforce.” Antiguans will chuckle softly. It’s funny because it’s true. Read more.

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