Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Government has hit back against a US investigation into the Chinese export of wind turbine towers to the US, saying that the slowly escalating trade disagreement between the two countries is likely to affect global efforts to curb carbon emissions and could also damage clean-energy cooperation between them.
In fact, this is the second time China has hit back against an investigation into their export of clean energy products. As you know if you’ve been following our series of posts on the US-initiated investigation into the Chinese export of solar panels (started late last year).
“This investigation will not only be harmful to the development of Sino-US new-energy cooperation; it will harm the interests of the US industry, and is not in line with global efforts on climate change and energy security,” said the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on it’s website, regarding the wind turbine investigation (quote from the Guardian, which had a better translation than I did from the Chinese-language press release).
The press release also noted that the Chinese government hopes that the US will respect the relevant laws and facts, and abide by the commitments made at the G20 summit in Cannes, which essentially prohibited new protectionist measures.