22 Oct '11, 11am

China Pushes Back at US Solar Complaint as Trade Dispute Heats Up

China Pushes Back at US Solar Complaint as Trade Dispute Heats Up

The Chinese government has today given short shrift to proposals from a group of U.S. solar firms for new import duties on low-cost Chinese solar panels, which they allege have benefited from "illegal" subsidies. In a widely expected move, the Chinese government issued a statement on the website of the country's Commerce Ministry, criticising the complaint and warning the U.S. not to introduce new duties. "If the U.S. government files a case, adopts duties and sends an inappropriate protectionist signal, it would cast a shadow over world economic recovery," the statement read. "The Chinese government hopes the U.S. will scrupulously abide by its promise to oppose trade protectionism, avoid adopting protectionist measures on Chinese solar cell products, jointly protect a free, open and fair international trade environment, and adopt a more rational means of handling trade f...

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