Is China cheating on the WTO? A new report counts the ways

Nov 17, 2006 | 04:43 PM | Rory Carroll

China has been inconsistent in meeting its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is urging the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to file cases against the country over intellectual property rights.

Union leaders said the commission's report, which was requested by Congress, demonstrates the need for action to save U.S. jobs being shipped overseas.

"Anywhere you look, by almost any measure, the U.S.-China relationship is moving in the wrong direction," Leo W. Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers union, said. "And there is no better evidence than at Goodyear (Tire & Rubber Co.), where 15,000 of our members have been forced out on strike by a company that has announced it plans to increase its tire imports tenfold from communist China, where....

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