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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Bordeaux winemakers sound alarm as EU-China trade war looms

Workers harvest Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes near Bordeaux. Photo: EPA

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

EU blinks first as China flexes its solar muscles

China's Premier Li Keqiang

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

China launches anti-dumping probe into EU wine imports

Wine is sold in a supermarket in Beijing. Photo: AP

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

Premier Li Keqiang says solar trade dispute touches China’s major interests

A solar power plant in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

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 deny claims China putting pressure on EU in solar spat

Employees work on a solar panel production line at Suntech in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Photo: Reuters

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