China hopes U.S will respect WTO ruling, uphold multilateral trading system

A U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China's yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among U.S. and Chinese flags in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. Picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China said it hoped the United States would respect the rulings of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and take practical actions to maintain the multilateral trading system, the country’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday.

WTO ruled that additional tariffs imposed by the United States against China in 2018 were inconsistent with global trading rules.

Reporting by Meg Shen; Editing by Gareth Jones