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China Threatens Retaliation for EU Telecom Probe

China stepped up its rhetoric against the European Union on Thursday, after Brussels threatened to open anti-dumping investigations into Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE. From Paul Mozur and Wayne Ma of The...

U.S. Files W.T.O. Case against China

Amid the U.S. presidential campaign, the Obama administration has filed a W.T.O. case against China over automobile subsidies. From Keith Bradsher at The New York Times: The W.T.O. case accuses China of providing at least $1...

China Sweetens Deal in Sugar Fight

The state-backed China Sugar Association has begun offering rewards as high as US$80,000 for information that “exposes criminal smuggling,” its latest effort to prevent smuggling in the world’s top sugar...

U.S. Trade Panel to Continue Solar Probe

In a widely anticipated ruling, the International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Friday to continue investigating government subsidies in the Chinese solar industry in response to an anti-dumping petition filed by seven...

Chinese Solar Makers Hit Back, Accuse U.S. Firms of Dumping

While the U.S. government investigates the possibility of illegal government subsidies in the Chinese solar industry after seven American solar companies filed an anti-dumping petition last month, Chinese manufacturers will...

China Accused of 'Dumping' Solar Panels in U.S.

The New York Times reports the announcement of a Chinese supercomputer built with domestically designed and manufactured chips. Although it runs at only 40% of the speed of the Intel- and Nvidia-based Tianhe-1A unveiled last...

China Carmakers Told to Seek Fuel Efficiency, Not Sales

After nurturing rapid expansion of its automotive industry for years, China appears ready to make a U-turn, shifting its emphasis from quantity to quality. From The New York Times: Lu Shize, director of air pollution control at...

Wind Direction Unchanged by US Trade Victory Over China

Last week, Beijing acquiesced to US demands and ended subsidies to wind turbine manufacturers using Chinese-made parts rather than imports. The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts, however, argues that Chinese wind firms will retain...

China Agrees to Curtail Domestic Wind Power Subsidies

In a major victory for U.S. manufacturers, China has agreed to end subsidies to wind power companies that use domestically-sourced components: The action is significant because of intense competition between U.S. and Chinese...

China’s Online Gaming Operators Heavily Subsidised

Caixin notes that China’s already lucrative online gaming industry is awash with government subsidies: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:SNDA), China’s largest Internet gaming operator, booked 313 million...

China Focuses on Boosting Rural Demand

The Financial Times reports: China will take steps next year to boost rural demand while trying to curb overcapacity in numerous industrial sectors, the government said on Monday at the end of its annual closed-door gathering to...

Subsidy Plan to Combat Increasing Pork Prices – Jongo News

An update on rising pork prices, from Jongo News: The Ministry of Finance said on Friday the government will subsidize insurance payments for pig farmers to protect the industry from collapsing in the event of disease outbreaks, and to stabilize rising pork prices. The ministry will also spend 470 million yuan ($61.7 million) to subsidize […]

China Announces New Grain Subsidies – AP

From the Associated Press via the New York Times (link): China will pay an extra 12.5 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in subsidies to grain growers this year, more than doubling support to help compensate for higher fuel prices and other production costs, the government said. The government has sharply raised subsidies to farmers in recent […]

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