UE y China; Zapatero y China

miércoles, noviembre 28, 2007

Y ahora piden reciprocidad a China. Si no la UE impondrá medidas antidumping:

Peter Mandelson, the European Union trade commissioner, warned China on Thursday that the EU could be forced to use anti-dumping measures to defend itself against Chinese exports if Beijing failed to help reduce an “unsustainable” trade deficit rising by €15m ($22.3m) an hour.

Mr Mandelson’s comments reiterated the call he made in Washington this month highlighting Brussels’ concern ahead of a Sino-EU summit in the Chinese capital next week.

European frustration with China’s limits on market access for foreign companies and an exchange rate policy seen as undervaluing the renminbi has been fuelled by the growth of a trade deficit with China to €86bn in the first seven months of the year.

Europe is becoming more open to China, but I can’t sustain that unless China shows the same openness to us,” Mr Mandelson told the Financial Times, warning he would come under increasing pressure to take tougher action if Beijing did not move to clear market barriers.

“During the six days that I spent in China, the trade deficit will grow by over €2bn, or €15m an hour – that is what I call unsustainable,” he said. “There are real issues of market access, legal protection, as well as the other issues we are dealing with – like counterfeiting and export of fake goods.”

Mr Mandelson’s call on China reflects frustration among European companies at what they see as Beijing’s failure to act on a host of long-standing complaints.

He said Chinese leaders needed to reduce non-tariff barriers, regulation and discrimination against European companies.

FT.com / Asia-Pacific / China - EU issues threat to China over trade gap

POr cierto, que el vicepresidente chino ha estado hablando con la mirada positiva:

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) meets with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (L) in Madrid Nov, 26, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) meets with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (L) in Madrid Nov, 26, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)
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    MADRID, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu said Monday that China stands ready to boost trade, investment and other ties with Spain as part of the joint efforts to promote the all-round strategic partnership between the two countries.

    Hui, who arrived in Madrid Sunday for a visit, told Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at their meeting Monday that relations between China and Spain have grown rapidly in recent years and are historically at their best.

    The two countries have seen closer political relations, stronger economic and trade ties and ever-increasing exchanges in humanities and cultural areas, Hui said.

    The Chinese government values its relations with Spain and is ready to boost bilateral practical cooperation in trade, agriculture, science and technology, and investment so as to promote the strategic partnership, he said.

    The Chinese vice premier said China appreciates the Spanish government's adherence to the one-China policy.

Zapatero con las dictaduras democracias más consolidadas del mundo. Ni ha protestado sobre los derechos humanos ni tampoco sobre la balanza comercial....

[NOTA: The one-China policy se refiere a la unificación de Taiwán y China...].