Beijing Prepares to Appeal WTO Rule on Media Markets

From Wall Street Journal:

China said it is preparing to appeal last week’s World Trade Organization ruling that could help to force open the country’s market for U.S. movies, music and books.

“We are preparing the necessary documents and are not ruling out the possibility of an appeal,” Yao Jian, spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce, said Monday.

According to WTO rules, China will have 60 days from the Aug. 12 ruling from a panel of judges to appeal or it will be adopted by the WTO’s dispute settlement body.

“We think it was improper for the expert panel not to reject the U.S. request,” Mr. Yao said.

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