Solar Panel: China & EU Trade Allegations of Unfair Practices

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Re: Irony?
garyk   11/7/2012 5:27:06 PM

Maybe the newly elected President Barack Obama can help solve this problem?

Why doesn't the US and EU file pricing violations to WTO for other products manufactured in CHINA that are below market value?

Of course CHINA is more sucessful at regniting local (CHINA) growth, as you put it DUMPING product, as I put it DUMPING product all over the world. 

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Re: Irony?
Bolaji Ojo   11/6/2012 12:31:04 PM

Barbara, The rest of the world isn't anywhere near China on investments in solar, shipment or sales. Even more worrying, China is swifter to use the institutions created by the ROW to maintain its leadership even as the ROW complain that leading position was secured using unfair means. Our problem is proving this.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   11/6/2012 11:41:42 AM

Anna, sometimes I think the mindset in China is so alien to ours that the implications of such moves are lost on the Chinese government. The again, the moves and countermoves you describe in the solar panel scenario are forward-thinking and strategic. I'm erring on the side of assuming China's policy-makers are masters of the game and the ROW has to start planning moves one step ahead. So far, I think the ROW is at least two steps behind.

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