The United States and China may have called a truce on tariffs, but tensions remained high during a diplomatic meeting in Switzerland this week.
International frustration over America's protectionist stance boiled over during a closed-door review of U.S. trade policy at the World Trade Organization, according to an official in Geneva. India called America unpopular. Japan made reference to Old Glory, urging the U.S. never to take down "the flag of the free." And China invoked the spirit of legendary comic book creator Stan Lee to scold the U.S.
Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen said Spider-Man is his favorite of Lee's creations and cited the superhero's famous philosophy: "With great power comes great responsibility."
Then he took the United States to task.