China’s electric carmakers have been heavily subsidised to encourage alternatives to pollution-producing petrol vehicles.

Why China’s subsidised state-owned enterprises anger US, Europe – and its own private companies

  • The electric car sector across the world relies on government support, but the help for state-owned firms to dominate Chinese market has met hostility
  • Revamping WTO agreement could address subsidies and disclosure, but China would have demands too – and may be unable to give up ideological attachment to SOEs
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s electric carmakers have been heavily subsidised to encourage alternatives to pollution-producing petrol vehicles.
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Jane Cai

Jane Cai

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the South China Morning Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.