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China Tries to Push Back on US Chip Sanctions With WTO Case (1)

Dec. 12, 2022, 5:30 PM

China filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization trying to overturn US-imposed export controls, which aim to limit the Asian nation’s ability to develop a domestic semiconductor industry and equip its military.

China lodged the compliant with the WTO on Monday, according to a statementfrom its Ministry of Commerce. With the trade rules threatening its foothold in the $580 billion industry, the country is arguing that the US is unfairly using vague security-related justifications to hold back its rival.

The chip industry has become a major flashpoint for trade tensions between the two economic superpowers. Though China is ...