Fears of an EU-China trade war mounted on Wednesday after Beijing launched an anti-dumping investigation into European wine imports, a move greeted with alarm in the vineyards of Bordeaux, France.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Premier Li Keqiang's personal intervention in Beijing's €20 billion (HK$202.7 billion) solar panel dispute with Brussels signals a more direct approach to trade diplomacy in key strategic industries.
Li's last-minute call to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Monday secured a two-month window to further talks on a solution.6 Jun 2013 - 4:48am
The risk of a tit-for-tat trade war between China and the European Union has escalated after Beijing launched an anti-dumping probe into European wine imports worth an estimated US$1.7 billion.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
China’s premier told a top European Union official that the trade dispute over Chinese solar panel exports touches China’s “major economic interests” and could influence broader Chinese-EU relations if not properly resolved.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
State media on Thursday repudiated claims China was pressuring the European Union to drop plans to impose punitive import duties on Chinese solar panels, adding EU member states had a right to dissent.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am