How to make the trade war even worse

You may think the Trump administration's appetite for trade wars couldn't get much bigger. You'd be wrong.

Last week, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer blocked the nomination of new judges to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) appellate body, a move that could make it impossible for the United States to enforce whatever wins it scores against China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2018, with the headline 'How to make the trade war even worse'. Print Edition | Subscribe