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EU launches WTO challenge against China over technology transfer

EU launches WTO challenge against China over technology transfer
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters next to a red traffic light in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse//File Photo   -   Copyright  Denis Balibouse(Reuters)
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union launched a challenge at the World Trade Organisation on Thursday over forced technology transfer by China, its second such move this year.

The European Commission, which oversees trade policy in the 28-member European Union, said in a statement that it was significantly broadening and deepening the scope of its WTO action against China.

In June, the European Union launched a separate WTO case against technology transfers by China. This targeted specific provisions under Chinese regulations on import and exports of technology centred on Chinese-foreign equity joint ventures.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)

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