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China's warning to the EU and the US: "The protectionism of the United States and the EU towards the Chinese automotive industry will have a negative impact on their long-term development - Chinese FM

Trade protectionism measures taken by the United States and the European Union will negatively affect their own long-term development and hinder progress and prosperity around the world, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said Tuesday.


by Nicola e Gabriele Iuvinale


Trade protectionism measures taken by the United States and the European Union will negatively affect their own long-term development and hinder progress and prosperity around the world, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said Tuesday.

The United States is reportedly considering restricting imports of Chinese smart cars and their components through the use of non-tariff regulatory methods. The European Union, in turn, launched an anti-subsidy investigation in connection with the import of electric vehicles from China.

Commenting on these reports, Mao Ning noted at the daily press briefing that division of labor and mutually beneficial cooperation are the hallmarks of the production chain in the automobile industry.

"The rapid development of the Chinese auto industry has provided the world with cost-effective and high-quality products," she said, adding that every third car exported from China is an electric vehicle, making a positive contribution to the green and low-carbon transformation of the world.

Mao Ning noted that, as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi previously emphasized, trade protectionism measures introduced by relevant countries against China turn normal trade activities into issues of security and ideology, building “small yards with high fences” under the pretext of “reducing risks.” " and try to "trip others" instead of "running faster themselves." This strategy, according to the official, may seem like a winning strategy, but in reality it will harm its own long-term development and impede the progress and prosperity of the whole world.

Mao Ning added that China believes in solidarity, cooperation and openness rather than division, confrontation and isolation. It is important to take into account the interests of others while pursuing our own, work for common development while striving for our own development, create a market-oriented and rule of law-based internationalized business environment for trade and economic cooperation, and make economic globalization more inclusive and beneficial for everyone, the Chinese diplomat concluded.

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