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SUNS # 8428 Thursday 23 March 2017

Trade : EU blocks China panel request over price comparison methodologies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A request for establishment of a panel by China to examine measures imposed by the European Union related to price comparison methodologies in anti-dumping proceedings was blocked by the EU at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Tuesday. At issue in the dispute is whether China can continue to be treated as a non-market economy beyond the 15-year period since its accession to the WTO.

United Nations : Discrimination compounds global inequality (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Despite 25 years of impressive global development, many people are not benefiting from progress due to persistent discrimination, according to a UN report released Tuesday.

Rights : "Words of fear and loathing can - and do - have real consequences" (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
"Politics of division and the rhetoric of intolerance are targeting racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities, and migrants and refugees. Words of fear and loathing can, and do, have real consequences," warns the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Development : No water, no life - don't waste it! (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
During the final exams of the Spanish official high school for journalists, a student was asked by the panel of professors-examiners: If scientists discover that there is water in Planet Mars, how would you announce this news, what would be your title?

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