The post title, lame as it is, represents the sum total of all levity I can bring to this topic. This issue is about as dry and tasteless as . . . well, you can see where I’m going with this. Let’s get the facts out here as quickly as possible, then I just have [...]
If you’re an environmentalist and into renewable energy, you might want to sit out this discussion about IP theft allegedly perpetrated by China’s wind turbine behemoth Sinovel. This story hits on some familiar themes, including misappropriation of U.S. IP by a Chinese company, tough competition in the clean energy sector, and even our old friend [...]
My posts have been few and far between these days for a variety of reasons (other commitments, paucity of real news, smog-induced crushing depression), but today’s weather requires some words in response, and thinking about smog has led me back to familiar themes about technology transfer, local protection and industrial policy. If you’re picking up [...]
Last week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a verdict in favor of Aokang Shoes, a Chinese company from Wenzhou that had been pursuing the anti-dumping case in the EU for the past six years. As you can see from the ruling, this is insanely technical legal jargon, and not something you want [...]
Given China’s own problems with solar panels and state subsidies, this is somewhat amusing. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a good case. China filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization on Monday charging the European Union with violating rules governing subsidies to its solar-components industry, in the latest move in a global [...]
I think we all need to be a bit more circumspect when throwing around the word “protectionism.”
Just days after Obama and Romney traded China policy attack ads, the US files a WTO case. What are we supposed to think?
Don’t you worry, China bashing politicians. You will not be heading out to your election campaigns this fall with an empty quiver. Partisan think tanks to the rescue!
Cutbacks in staff will reach 700 in the Beijing based company, said a software engineer of the company, adding that the company noticed [sic] the employees to sign the termination agreement within one day, and some pregnant staffs [sic #2] were seen on the list of the layoffs. It is said that employees who lost [...]
Some WTO critics wonder why the organization hasn’t yet fixed the U.S.-China trade imbalance. Wrong question.
How long before disgruntled Chinese manufacturers band together and lobby the government for help?
Both sides claim victory as the political spin devolves into pure financial services fantasy.
Yet another example of the dreaded mental affliction PDS, or Patriot Derangement Syndrome.
The media and the Democrats are now slyly suggesting that foreign investment and the use of special purpose companies is somehow nefarious.
There’s a lot going on here. Here are three different ways to approach this dispute.
China’s big media push justifying its rare earth export limits is a few days old, but I wanted to briefly revisit it to recommend Jack Perkowski’s Forbes column on the subject: The timing of the WTO action by the U.S., the EU, Japan and Canada is curious, though, because it appears that market forces are [...]
China already lost one case at the WTO on raw materials export limitations, which it attempted to defend based on environmental concerns. The big question hanging out there since that decision was made concerned the application of that legal reasoning to similar limitations on rare earths. Huge issue for certain industries, such as the tech [...]
The United States is still struggling with how China’s unique economy should fit into the World Trade Organization.
China bashers like Mitt Romney might consider going on holiday for a year or two. You’re wasting your time, guys.
The Obama administration will impose hefty tariffs on Chinese solar imports after determining Thursday that the country is flooding the market with underpriced panels. The Commerce Department, in a preliminary determination, ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to impose tariffs of between 31 and 250 percent on solar imports from various Chinese companies. (The Hill) This [...]