Edited and translated by People's Daily Online
China is the country most injured by trade protection measures in the world, according to data announced by the Global Trade Alert a few days ago.
Since joining the WTO, China's import and export trade has been developing rapidly, but at the same time, frictions with its trade partners also increased. Zhong Shan, vice commerce minister of China said recently that China was the country encountering most trade frictions for 17 consecutive years. The new forms of frictions also emerged continually and involved more and more industries and countries.
Trade protection measures against China become even fiercer.
Zhong said that the development environment of China's foreign trade becomes complicated during the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan and the trade protectionism directing at China becomes even fiercer. In 2012, China has encountered eight trade conflicts, involving about 2.3 billion U.S. dollar, a growth of 80 percent year-on-year.