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SUNS # 8972 Monday 9 September 2019

Trade : China initiates dispute over US tariffs on $300 billion of goods   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over the additional tariffs imposed by the United States on $300 billion of Chinese goods from 1 September 2019.

Trade : GC Chair to hold meeting over new chair for fisheries talks   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The chair for the WTO General Council, Ambassador Sunanta Kangvalkulkij of Thailand, is to convene a meeting on 4 September with coordinators of various groups on how to overcome the impasse on the chair of the Doha rules negotiating body, tasked with finding an agreement by the end of the year for prohibiting fisheries subsidies, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Possible war crimes committed in armed conflict in Yemen   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A group of UN experts has found that the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Houthis and affiliated popular committees are responsible for human rights violations in the armed conflict in Yemen over the past five years.

Opinion : Ensuring fairer international corporate taxation   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 3 Sep (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Large transnational corporations (TNCs) are widely believed to be paying little tax.

Asia-Pacific : Re-imagining "Crazy Rich Asians" as commentary on inequalities   (IPS, Bangkok) (PRIV)
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It's 1962, and in a modest Hong Kong neighborhood, a poetic love story unfolds.

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