Solar-Panel Dispute Burns Hole in EU Strategy

At The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Dalton reports that the EU’s watering-down of plans for steep tariffs on Chinese solar-panels, which it claims are dumped in European markets due to illegal government subsidies, shows...

Feud With West on Solar Leads to Tax

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday its plan to impose steep tariffs on solar building materials imported from the US and South Korea. The decision, according to Diane Cardwell at The New York Times, will...

Li Keqiang Visits Berlin Amid Trade Tensions

On his first foreign tour as Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang is in Berlin today, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany, China’s largest European trading partner, will be the premier’s only stop in an...

CDT Money: Stimulus 2.0?

After the Chinese government stepped up public statements in support of a stimulus to aid its sputtering economy, analysts and investors are now left to speculate what form a potential fiscal package may take. State media,...

China Questions U.S. APEC Goals

Ahead of a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama during this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hawaii, Chinese officials cautioned that the U.S. may have aimed...

"Washingtonomics" and the Irrational American Buyer

In Forbes, Baizhu Chen of USC’s Marshall School of Business questions the logic of Americans insisting on paying higher prices for Chinese goods: The argument is that this is good for the U.S. economy because cheap Chinese...

WTO Rules Against China Over Tariffs

From Financial Times: China on Friday suffered its first legal defeat since joining the World Trade Organisation seven years ago, after the global trade body ruled against Beijing’s import tariffs for car parts. A WTO dispute...

China Bids To Keep Higher Industrial Tariffs at WTO

From AFP: China on Monday sought to persuade the World Trade Organisation to let it keep higher tariffs on industrial goods in any global trade deal, sparking fierce opposition from developed countries. China, which joined the...

Europe to Keep Tariffs on Light Bulbs – Stephen Castle

Europe will decide whether or not to lift the tariff on Chinese light bulbs, deciding to meet the demand for more energy-saving bulbs at the cost of European manufacturing jobs. From the International Herald Tribune: European plans to lift tariffs on energy-saving light bulbs from China were put off for a year Wednesday as fears […]

China Fights EU Shoe Duty – Andrew Bounds

From Financial Times: Chinese shoemakers on Wednesday said they would sue the European Union over anti-dumping duties imposed on their products. Four Chinese footwear companies will tell Europe’s second-highest court that...



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