• China files WTO challenge to US solar tariffs

    11 monthes ago - By Chron

    BEIJING - China's government says it has filed a challenge to a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels in the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling trade dispute with President Donald Trump.
    The Commerce Ministry said Wednesday the 30 percent tariffs announced in January violate WTO rules and improperly help U.S. producers.
    The Trump administration previously defended the tariffs on solar cells and modules as being in line with WTO rules. It said they were necessary to shield American manufacturers that were hurt by a flood of imports supported by subsidies and other improper...
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  • Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

    Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

    11 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop a standalone startup program that runs on Chinese soil.
    Shanghai-born Lu spent 11 years with Yahoo and eight years with Microsoft before a short spell with Baidu , where he was COO and head of the firm's AI research division. Now he becomes founding CEO of YC China while he's also stepping into the role of Head of YC Research. YC will also expand its research team with an office in Seattle, where Lu has plenty of links.
    There's no immediate timeframe for...
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  • China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

    11 monthes ago - By Reuters

    A U.S. decision to subsidize its renewable energy companies and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, China's Ministry of Commerce said late on Tuesday.
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