GENEVA: The United States said on Monday that China's “unfair competitive practices" were harming foreign companies and workers in a way that violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but said that Washington would lead reform efforts.

US trade ambassador Dennis Shea, in remarks at the start of a review of US trade policies, held every two years at the WTO, said: “The WTO is not well equipped to handle the fundamental challenge posed by China, which continues to embrace a state-led, mercantilist approach to the economy and trade."

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