People’s Daily recently reported that on January 18, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched a new combined investigation of anti-dumping and countervailing against Chinese wind power products. Over ten Chinese wind power companies gathered in Beijing to coordinate their reactions. China Machinery and Electronic Products Import and Export Chamber of Commerce issued an announcement on January 20, suggesting that the reason China sold a large number of products in the U.S. was due to the strong competitiveness of Chinese products instead of any government subsidy. U.S. wind power operating companies have welcomed the Chinese products for their better quality and more reasonable pricing. An official from the Chamber of Commerce expressed the belief that the political background of the U.S. presidential election was the true motive behind the investigation. The U.S. Department of Commerce started a similar investigation against Chinese solar power products last November.
Source: People’s Daily, January 21, 2012