China solar industry rejects US anti-dumping probe

Nov 29, 2011
Chinese solar panel makers on Tuesday rejected an anti-dumping complaint filed in the US by competitor SolarWorld, saying it risked "seriously hindering the development of green energy."

Chinese solar panel makers on Tuesday rejected an anti-dumping complaint filed in the US by competitor SolarWorld, saying it risked "seriously hindering the development of green energy."

"China's photovoltaic industry has greatly contributed to the development of the ," Wang Guiqing, vice president of the China Chamber of Commerce, told a press conference, speaking on behalf of Chinese companies.

Last month, SolarWorld Industries America, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG of Germany and the leading manufacturer in the sector in the US, asked the Obama administration to impose trade sanctions on China for subsidising its solar panel exporters and encouraging what it called unfair competition.

"The photovoltaic industry based in China has formed a united front to counter the US investigation," Wang said.

SolarWorld Industries America, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG of Germany and the leading manufacturer in the sector in the US, has asked the Obama administration to impose trade sanctions on China for subsidising its solar panel exporters and encouraging what it called unfair competition.

Wang added that "the competitive advantages of Chinese photovoltaic companies are due primarily to the concentration of the industrial chain inside China," and not due to Chinese government grants.

"The has provided a much smaller amount of support to Chinese PV companies" for their development of than have the governments of the United States and Europe, Wang said.

Wang added that SolarWorld had received at least $43 million in tax breaks and public subsidies at a single factory in the US and more than 136 million euros ($182 million) in public aid in Europe.

also said they had purchased $3 billion worth of equipment and licenses in the US in 2010 alone, and claimed to be supported by 101 US companies in the Coalition for Affordable (CASE).

For its part, SolarWorld draws support from six companies in the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), which, Wang said, "represent only a tiny share of US manufacturers."

Chinese executives whose companies are heavily dependent on solar panel exports to Europe said they were feeling threatened by the region's debt crisis.

"Our strategy is diversification," Shi Zhengrong, CEO of Suntech, China's first solar panel maker, told AFP. "The volume of sales has increased in recent years, but sales in other regions have increased even faster."

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ABSOLUTEKNOWLEDGE
1 / 5 (1) Nov 29, 2011
translation

f u america

and if u isist we might stop sending u money for bailouts

la la la lalalaa
rawa1
1 / 5 (1) Nov 29, 2011
USA should invest into cold fusion research instead of this "green" nonsense. But I'm afraid, at the case of cold fusion this situation will just repeat and Chinese will import it into USA again.
Nerdyguy
not rated yet Nov 30, 2011
"China solar industry rejects US anti-dumping probe"

Actually, this article is about a German company -- not a U.S. company. It's ownership is 100% German, and it's the subsidiary of the German company that's in the U.S. that filed. Wonder why the didn't just file this in the E.U. through the parent company?

Oh, right, that wouldn't have gotten nearly as much press or roused nearly as many sentiments as throwing the words "US" into the fray.
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (1) Dec 01, 2011
This is a Political girly-man slap at China for crushing Solyndra.

Uncle Sam is firmly in his grave.
Nerdyguy
not rated yet Dec 02, 2011
This is a Political girly-man slap at China for crushing Solyndra.

Uncle Sam is firmly in his grave.


You are firmly in the looney bin, but it ain't stopping you!