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Li slams EU's trade measures against Chinese products

2013-05-25 09:26 Xinhua     Web Editor: Gu Liping comment

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday criticized the European Union (EU) for its recent trade measures against Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment and solar panels.

The measures will "harm others without benefiting oneself," Li said in a speech delivered at a luncheon with business and financial leaders.

China has been actively pushing forward multilateral trade systems and regional trade arrangements and is against trade and investment protectionism in all forms, Li said.

China is very much concerned about the EU's decision to carry out anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against Chinese photovoltaic products and mobile telecommunications equipment, he said.

The measures will cause damage to related industries, enterprises and employment in China. At the same time, they will also harm the interests of European users and consumers, Li noted.

The measures, Li said, will allow protectionism to have its way. Therefore China is resolutely opposed to them, he added.

The Chinese premier urged countries to maintain a stable and open international trade environment and be cautious in using trade remedy measures.

He said China has been always in favor of solving trade frictions through dialogues and consultations.

China hopes the EU will give thought to the overall China-EU economic and trade relations and uphold principles of free trade when handling the two cases, he added.

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