Beijing News recently reported that Zhong Shan, the Deputy Minister of Commerce, said at a conference that, in each of the last 17 years, China has had more trade conflicts than any other country in the world. China is having more types of conflicts in more industries with more countries. Trade protectionism against China is rapidly growing. Since the beginning of this year, 8 trade complaints have been filed against China and there have been 100 incidents in the past 12 months. Since 2008 there have been a total of 600. Zhong emphasized that China is focusing on responding to major cases and is establishing a conflict resolution mechanism that takes full advantage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules for self-protection. China has expressed the hope several times that the U.S. government will keep its promise to be against trade-protectionism.
Source: Beijing News, March 24, 2012