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Ministry of Commerce Criticizes U.S. Trade Barrier on High Tech Products

At a monthly news conference, Yao Jian, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, complained about U.S. trade barriers regarding Chinese products. “This is totally without reason and restricts the balance of bilateral trade.” A Xinhua report said that U.S. export controls limit the export of high technology products to China, which are already far less than what is exported to India. 

Yao indicated that U.S. trade subsidy measures and trade investigations all aim at preventing Chinese products from entering the U.S. market, under the pretext of the balance of trade. According to a report issued by the Ministry of Commerce on April 19, 2011, in 2010 there were 66 trade investigations filed against Chinese exports, including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and special protection measures, involving a total amount of US$7.14 billion. In 2010, the U.S. alone launched 19 cases of Section 337 investigations into Chinese imports.

Source: Xinhua, April 19, 2011