Geneva, Dec 17 (AP) A top US diplomat in Geneva has used a review of America’s trade policy to criticize “forced” technology transfer and a “heavily skewed playing field” in China. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Congratulates US President Joe Biden, Says Looking Forward To Work Together

Dennis Shea, the US ambassador to the WTO, said criticism of America’s “unilateralist and protectionist” approach was mistaken, and insisted the US wants to reform the global trading system to make it fairer. Also Read - Risk of Further Incitement of Violence: Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump's Account

At Monday’s WTO review of the US, Shea lashed out at China’s “state-led, mercantilist approach” to the economy and trade. Also Read - US House Passes Bill to Provide Americans USD 2,000 Stimulus Checks, Sends it to GOP-led Senate

Meanwhile, his Chinese counterpart upbraided the U.S. over tariffs and blocking appointments to the World Trade Organization’s appeals body.

Chinese ambassador Zhang Xiangchen said Trump’s tariff increases on steel and aluminum products were “based on dubious national security concerns” and blasted US efforts to put WTO’s appeals body “in paralysis.” (AP) CPS 12171853

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.