Il portavoce del Ministeri degli Esteri cinese, Qin Gang, chiede al Governo Americano di collaborare contro il protezionismo, in seguito alle proteste fatte dalle Autorità USA contro le misure prese dal Governo Cinese per promuovere le proprie esportazioni. Segue l’articolo in inglese di “El Paso Times” ripreso dal sito di Yahoo News.
China urges US to prevent protectionism
BEIJING — China and the U.S. should combat protectionism as the global economic crisis worsens, Beijing said last week, in response to a trade case by Washington that accuses China of unfairly promoting goods for export.
In a case filed Friday, the U.S. said China was violating global trade rules administered by the World Trade Organization in the way it operates a “famous brands” program to promote the sale of Chinese goods overseas.
“There are some different opinions between the two countries on trade and these differences should be solved through equal consultations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a news briefing.
“Under the current circumstances with the deteriorating financial crisis, we should be alert to trade protectionism in any forms,” said Qin.
The United States could be cleared to impose economic sanctions against China if negotiations between the two nations fail to resolve the dispute and if a WTO hearing panel rules in favor of the U.S.
A notice on China’s Ministry of Commerce said Sunday that China has always obeyed WTO rules and opposes protectionism. China will follow the rules of the WTO in dealing with the case, it said.
China also asked the WTO on Monday to investigate whether the United States is illegally taxing Chinese goods such as steel pipe and off-road tires.
The White House said China has provided many types of subsidies at various levels of government.
Nota di Redazione : La Cina “combatte il protezionismo” solo quando si tratta delle proprie esportazioni perchè, oltre a promuovere le stesse mediante fondi di sussidio all’export e bassi tassi di interesse, applica numerosi dazi alle importazioni ed ha ancora leggi e regole in applicazione che contraddicono gli accordi presi con il WTO.
(Fonte: “El Paso Times” yahoo news)