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WTO film, music decision appealed by China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Sep 2009 15:11 User comments (2)

WTO film, music decision appealed by China In August, the World Trade Organization (WTO) decided in favor of the United States in a dispute over the sale of American films, books and music in China.
Today, China has appealed the decision, however the documents are not public as of yet.

The ruling had pitted China against the US, over China's internal decision to force American products to be routed through state-owned companies. Over the past decade China has limited the amount of foreign products that enter the Chinese market, while at the same time exporting the most goods and creating a gigantic surplus.

The August decision was almost completely in favor of the US and its complaining parties, Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, McGraw Hill and Simon & Schuster.

The WTO agreed rules were being broken, but did not agree with the US on the argument that the censorship was slowing sales in the nation.

The appellate ruling is not expected until January.

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2 user comments

122.9.2009 16:10

won't be long before Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, McGraw Hill and Simon & Schuster are Chinese owned

222.9.2009 17:07

They appealed it morals grounds....


and to that I say
Wow....... always amusing to see a and/if/but defense when they have done it all and more ,to cry foul when someone else dose on the scale of such gaudy righteous indignation that the angels of heaven them self's that all that is holy holy pure and true can not be held to so high a standard.

/red dwarf

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