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China rejected the green double standards
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U.S. Trade Representative's office has announced that the United Steelworkers application should start on the Huaqing Jie energy-related policies and measures 301 investigation. United Steelworkers of America in September submitted a complaint in the book, accusing the Chinese government control of key raw materials, large-scale government subsidies, discriminatory laws and regulations, technology transfer conditions conducive to local enterprises in fact caused by the "billions of dollars worth "measures, the threat of the new U.S. energy industry jobs and international competitiveness.

Response from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said that China's clean energy policies consistent with World Trade Organization rules, the U.S. accusations groundless and irresponsible. Start the United States sent 301 surveys to the outside world the wrong signal of trade protectionism, China will be based on WTO rules to safeguard their legitimate interests.

A little analysis to see that the U.S. accusation is completely self-centered, ignoring basic facts. For example, the so-called "key raw material control", the United States refers to the control of exports of rare earths in China. In fact, the long-term low-cost Chinese products to the world supply of rare earth, rare earth industry to sustainable development, China rare earth industry to make appropriate adjustments understandable. Moreover, the earth is far from the only raw materials of new energy industries, such as raw materials for silicon PV industry in China, its 39% and 18% were from the United States and Europe. The so-called foreign-funded enterprises have been "discrimination" is not consistent with the fact that successful foreign companies in China, mainly due to less price much more expensive than Chinese firms, foreign companies are often reluctant to bid, but directly to find a buyer. As for the "massive government subsidies", but rather is the means the United States itself, according to statistics, from January to September this year, the U.S. government through the cash payment provided for new energy companies 4.6 billion subsidy. Published in 2009 in the U.S. government's "Recovery and Reinvestment Act", giving subsidies to renewable energy was 252 billion U.S. dollars. In contrast, the Chinese parties to the total amount of new subsidies to energy companies is minimal.

The current U.S. mid-term elections approaching, Steelworkers ILO as one of America's most active, on political elections and political decision-making has a great influence. Some analysts believe that the U.S. government at this time node to meet the demands of Steelworkers, the finger of blame at China, is conducive to transfer of dissatisfaction and fish for votes.

From a longer-term perspective, the United States in the field of clean energy, "unprovoked" launched an attack reflects the world's new energy strategy dispute. To address climate change and traditional energy crisis, boost the economy, many countries have the new energy industry as a strategic focus on the development of new industries. Comments that the United States, "Current issues in the new energy of the whole people of the United States has gone beyond the stage to honor the policy into the strategic planning and implementation phase." EU 2009 renewable energy through new legislation, Member States generally use price supports, tax breaks, loans, subsidies and other preferential measures to support the new energy industry. At the international level, national implementation of the new energy strategy will inevitably lead to a "green tariff", "green protectionism" and friction. In addition, support for clean energy development around climate change in the global game to occupy the "moral high ground," a new energy strategy for national competition for high voice.

As the spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce said, "can not ask China to assume the process of economic development, energy conservation and emission reduction obligations, on the one hand and on China's environmental protection policies, criticized" the Chinese refused to do so "green double standards . "