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China Ups Ante in Trade War with US

OilPrice.com -- China’s Commerce Ministry has reaffirmed an earlier decision stating that six US renewable energy projects are in violation of World Trade Organization rules, setting the stage for legal action against US solar and wind manufacturers.

This is part of the tit-for-tat renewable energy trade war between the US and China (and, increasingly, Europe), which began last year when the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), led in the US by Germany’s SolarWorld, filed a complaint with the WTO against alleged Chinese dumping of solar panels on the US market.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 5:01:45 AM

it'll be the next type of war.
GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 2:10:00 PM

Interesting.....
sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:29:28 PM

Thank you for posting.
VomVom
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:07:02 AM

There are so much ignorance and arrogance in many of the GasBuddies threads, it is not even funny.

The Chinese labour rates are between 5 and 10% of those in N America. Therefore, any product with a high labour component will be a lot cheaper made in China. That's why many American companies including Dell and Apple all have their products manufactured in China. It is most unfortunate, but it is reality.

One GasBuddy got it right. You will be hard pressed to find anything that is NOT made in China these days.

The US is probably the biggest consumer of Chinese goods. If Americans did not buy Chinese, their factories would all shut down. Unfortunately, this is not happening.
91Explorer
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:45:21 AM

yesterday's news?
pbug101
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 6:27:23 AM

ok
cheapmonkee
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 2:34:50 AM

Press the EASY button.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:09:10 PM

China read about Solyndra, and Bummer's other green failures.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:05:33 PM

If you are going to play with a bully in the sand box, get tough.
slkmoo
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:05:20 PM

no surprise here
ssect8
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:03:32 PM

This should not be a surprise to anyone with half a brain, which I guess lets all the politicians out.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:02:27 PM

Time to slap import tarrifs on Chinese manufactured items, until they let their currency float.
bluegrasser1
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:02:17 PM

ok
skb69sa
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:00:22 PM

Again China in news :(
rozellep2
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:59:50 PM

Ok
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:59:32 PM

ok
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:57:54 PM

Unfortunately, @rasbuton90 , Republicans want less government regulation and that means no tariffs against global trade.

"Unshackle the market!"
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:55:30 PM

Keep thinking like that, @clermont40miles, and we'll all have to learn to speak Mandarin.

Where is it written that the U.S. can't compete in a global economy, that we just have to let China make all of the money on green technology?

People who shoot down green tech sound like factory owners in the beginning of the 19th Century that saw their first steam engine. "What a waste!", they said. "Why do we need steam engines to power our factories? We have water wheels."
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:51:37 PM

China wants to control the world
porotito
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:51:14 PM

Yawn!
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:50:40 PM

At this point, @Jmac2008, I'd really like to see you try to stop buying things made in China. It's not that easy. For a lot of products at the moment, China really is the only game in town.
ramman2012
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:50:18 PM

ok
ratboy1968
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:49:52 PM

Ok
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:40:17 PM

We're all doomed!
dabbadu
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:40:13 PM

Issued, no doubt, by the People's Central Hypocrisy Commitee.
mrbee
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:39:18 PM

How about-buy US products.
chen94539
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:37:55 PM

trade war is not good for all.
Soglaos
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:56 PM

We need to stop dealing with China and Stop now
farn1958
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:53 PM

ok
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:40 PM

China having revenge but they shouldn't worry - the six US renewable energy projects will be never produce anything or will be bankrupt soon.
regasaz
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:35:48 PM

Tell China to take a hike........... quit buying from them, quit barrowing from them.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:34:28 PM

ok
heydano67
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:32:44 PM

Keep it in the US.
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:29:17 PM

(%%#@&^$%^ china!!!!!!!
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:29:11 PM

when we have borrowed our future from the Chinese to cover our out of control spending, we have no leverage left to argue this point
dougerstew
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:27:03 PM

nothing like a little tit for tat....
mstearno
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:25:54 PM

great idea
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:25:24 PM

just stop buying anything made in china and see what they do
splitrman
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:22:58 PM

why not encoursage free trade of green energy to reduce world reliance on fossil fuels.
thunderstruck
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:21:32 PM

EVBuddy asks "why always tit for tat?" In that case I'm changing my name to tat.

[Edited by: thunderstruck at 8/26/2012 11:22:10 PM EST]
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:17:14 PM

Let China have the green stuff. They have the advantage of slave labor and totalitarianism.

Although BHO & Co. are giving them a run for their money in those areas, we still cannot compete when it comes to losing on technology that is too expensive and with low demand.

Green is red. So is China. So is BHO & Co. lead by greenies.
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:17:00 PM

Really, how pathetic!
gilfarm
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:14:41 PM

Who cares?
Gas_Buzzer
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:14:12 PM

Screw China!
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:13:40 PM

This will be interesting
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:11:18 PM

What else is new???
hunter86
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:09:54 PM

I wouldn't call it a war.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:06:45 PM

So Mr President. What are you going to do about this one?
DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:05:26 PM

We might have the beginning of a trade war...
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:04:35 PM

OK
evey315
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:03:58 PM

Not the first time China has dumped their cheap stuff on us, but we seem to take it , sad....
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