BEIJING, July 17 -- China's commerce minister Gao Hucheng on Thursday reiterated the country's stance on trade disputes with the U.S., urging the latter to "timely and comprehensively" correct its abuse of trade remedy measures.
In a statement on the ministry website, Gao said excessive use of trade remedy measures by the U.S. side has seriously harmed the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises, and the government will not turn a blind eye to them.
The comments came after the World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body issued two reports on U.S. measures against Chinese products, which conclude that the countervailing and anti-dumping measures of the United States on more than 20 kinds of Chinese products between 2006 and 2012 were against WTO rules.
Gao urged the U.S. to respect the rulings and correct the malpractices.
"At a time when the world economy is slowly recovering, the U.S. should stand up to its responsibility to maintain the trade rules and prevent protectionism," Gao stressed.