China calls for dialogue after EU solar panel duties
Updated: 2013-06-06 09:27
Hong Lei told a daily news briefing, "The Chinese government and the sector concerned, with utmost sincerity and herculean effort, have been committed to solving the problem through dialogue and consultation."
"We are firmly opposed to this," Hong said, adding that China has noticed the EU reduced the proposed rate from 47.6 percent to 11.8 percent.
"We hope that the EU will show sincerity and work together with the Chinese side to solve the problem through dialogue and consultation," said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, Hong said China has decided to begin an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into wines imported from the EU.
Hong said China attaches importance to the strategic partnership with the EU and is committed to safeguarding the stable development of their economic ties.
"We hope that the EU will make joint efforts with China and refrain from taking protective meansures," said the spokesman, "which is detrimental to both sides."