Trade Dispute

Reason comes to China, EU solar sector clash

Employees move solar panels around at a solar power plant in Aksu, China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Photo: Reuters

A softening of Europe's stance in its solar panel dispute with China means the two sides now have a 70-80 per cent chance of negotiating a settlement to the matter

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 1:06pm

China enlists EU states to counter Brussels on tariffs

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: Xinhua

China, dismayed at the tougher stance Brussels is taking in trade disputes, is seeking to put pressure on the European Commission by engaging EU member states and strengthening trade ties with non-EU European countries, analysts say.

29 May 2013 - 5:52am

US in talks with China, EU to end trade dispute over solar panels

The world's largest economies are trying to stop an escalating dispute over trade in and duties on solar-energy gear. Photo: AFP

The Obama administration is engaged in talks with the European Union and China to settle a dispute over trade in solar-energy equipment and avoid a conflict among the world's largest economies, according to people familiar with the discussions.

22 May 2013 - 5:31am