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China Hits Back at US Duties, Says It's Been Made A Scapegoat (Union Goons vs Chicom)
Reuters (via CNBC) ^ | 12/31/09

Posted on 12/31/2009 6:46:05 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

China Hits Back at US Duties, Says It's Been Made A Scapegoat

Published: Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 1:06 AM ET Text Size

By: Reuters

China on Thursday decried a U.S. decision to impose duties of 10 to 16 percent on Chinese-made steel pipe, the biggest U.S. trade case to date against China, and said it had been made a scapegoat of protectionist interests.

The Ministry of Commerce said it was "strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposed" to the vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission for countervailing duties, which Washington said were needed to balance out unfair state subsidies to Chinese makers of pipes for oil wells.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009; china; pipes; steel; tariff; tradewar; tubing

1 posted on 12/31/2009 6:46:07 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/31/2009 6:46:37 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China is going to stick it to the middle aged, radical college student.


3 posted on 12/31/2009 6:48:19 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In a war between China and US unions, I root for China.


4 posted on 12/31/2009 6:49:58 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Oh goody. Trade war. That always works so well....


5 posted on 12/31/2009 6:50:06 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Message to the kneecap breakers...

Aim low...

6 posted on 12/31/2009 6:51:33 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yep, lets return to protectionism. Since that worked so well in the 1930’s.

Does anyone in this White House own a history book?

Seriously...


7 posted on 12/31/2009 6:52:13 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China made tires are taking a hit too with the new taxes.
But my dealers just bypass the old China cheapos and stock other affiliate brands.


8 posted on 12/31/2009 6:52:33 AM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
You mean the ice cream boy at WH?
9 posted on 12/31/2009 6:54:12 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: pnh102

That would be an interesting “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin”-type discussion. Who cares more for the United States, China? (because it holds U.S. government debt), or the United Steelworkers? (because it wants to line its own pockets).


10 posted on 12/31/2009 6:54:18 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: pnh102
In a war between China and US unions, I root for China.

And wasn't it China who walked out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Communists?

11 posted on 12/31/2009 6:55:03 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Daisyjane69
Does anyone in this White House own a history book?

Now that is funny!

12 posted on 12/31/2009 6:55:11 AM PST by Ganndy (Merry Christmas you freaky little kenyan.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Aww...finally something is done against the ChiComs and their corrupt trading practices....we can finally do something about the huge trade deficit

Communist China is now even losing rulings in the WTO on US complaints....and on cases brought forth by the Bush Admin a few years ago

Of course, the supporters of Free Trade with Communist China will whine whenever tariffs are imposed on the ChiComs....even though the ChiComs will not allow US goods to sell freely in Communist China.

Also, I get a kick out of those who claim “union thugs” as a cover when they support the Communist Chinese. That is like someone who hates Hamas....then in spite supports Hezbollah instead. I do not like unions either....but I am not going to redistribute wealth to Communist China to remedy that

If you support Free Trade with Communist China....YOU ARE A COMMUNIST


13 posted on 12/31/2009 6:55:22 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all FReepers)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yes, the child-dictator.


14 posted on 12/31/2009 6:56:25 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All they have to do is not show up at the next Treasury auction. That would be a nice shot across the bow.


15 posted on 12/31/2009 6:57:54 AM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Daisyjane69

“Does anyone in this White House own a history book?

Seriously...”

Yes. Das Kapital.


16 posted on 12/31/2009 6:59:04 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rhombus

“And wasn’t it China who walked out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Communists?”

####

Indeed.

Now if they would just stop propping up our sick dollar and force the Fed to undergo some strong fiscal discipline, they would complete the trifecta.

It took an incompetent, affirmative action, Ivy League, domestic Commie like Obama, to force the ChiComms to behave like free market capitalists.

Strange times.


17 posted on 12/31/2009 7:00:22 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"Can I lay some 'a that pipe?"

18 posted on 12/31/2009 7:00:28 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m not sure, but I think I support the Chicoms over the Union Goons.


19 posted on 12/31/2009 7:00:55 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: pnh102

I root for a long struggle with lots of casualties.


20 posted on 12/31/2009 7:02:37 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
If you support Free Trade with Communist China....YOU ARE A COMMUNIST

But if you support the United Steelworkers, you are a patriot. Um, wait a minute . . . are we trying to save the steel industry, or bury it?

21 posted on 12/31/2009 7:05:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Ganndy

Does anyone in this White House own a history book?

Now that is funny!


If they do, like most text books, it was probably written from the perspective of a left wing, anti-American professor.


22 posted on 12/31/2009 7:06:33 AM PST by Starboard
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To: rhombus
And wasn't it China who walked out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Communists?

If you think about it from Obama's perspective, he's hitting the trifecta: he's sticking it to the Chinese for dissing him, he's throwing a bone to his supporters at the USW, and he's making it more expensive to drill for oil in the United States.

23 posted on 12/31/2009 7:09:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
If you support Free Trade with Communist China....YOU ARE A COMMUNIST

China is not practicing communism. It is a fascist state. Supporting them is akin to supporting global fascism.

24 posted on 12/31/2009 7:15:51 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Daisyjane69
Does anyone in this White House own a history book?

One could ask the same question of a sizable number of Free Republic posters. Protectionism cuts across all political boundaries, it would seem.

25 posted on 12/31/2009 7:16:15 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Obey the law, or you'll go to prison and be raped.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

workers of the world are uniting....go figure! 2010...year of the tiger in the free world, year of the strike everywhere else!


26 posted on 12/31/2009 7:27:18 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Daisyjane69

The steel nazi’s have been pulling this crap for decades now. I used to have to watch the steel market carefully, and discovered the tactics the US steel nazi’s use...it works like this, a load of beams arrives on a boat from poland. the steel nazi’s cry “dumping”..the load is then put in a warehouse while the claim of dumping is investigated...meanwhile, the US steel nazi’s raise their price on beams an average of 25% while this investigation takes place. At the conclusion of the investigation, the claim of dumping is found to be not valid. The beams are released for sale, and the US steel nazi’s drop their price on beams to compete with the polish beams. Then, a load of steel plate arrives on a boat from belgium........


27 posted on 12/31/2009 7:32:48 AM PST by joe fonebone
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To: Little Ray

I’m there. I can get parts made quicker (5 times) and for less (4-6 times) of the same quality and sometimes even better. Not only that, they really appreciate your business. I have been anti-union when I discovered how the union workers at the GE plant in Cincy were getting paid time and 1/2 without even being anywhere near the plant (1982).


28 posted on 12/31/2009 7:33:47 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Nah, we’re just supposed to roll over and lube up for the Chicoms. But hey, we’re sure teaching Cuba a lesson, eh?


29 posted on 12/31/2009 7:39:45 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I know the Chicoms are in charge of the White House, but when did the Asion laborers unionize? I’m so confused.


30 posted on 12/31/2009 8:21:45 AM PST by Fredgoblu
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To: joe fonebone

True story: I interviewed (it was more of a meet & greet, as he had no positions open) with a USX executive in the late 1990’s. We were just chatting in his office, and I asked him about USX’s large amount of unfunded pension liabilities. He just smiled and said, “we’re too big to fail.” I’m serious.


31 posted on 12/31/2009 8:22:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Isn’t an artificially low RMB the same as protectionism across the board. I have heard estimates of 40% undervalued. If that is the case then it is like a 40% tariff on all American exports worldwide that compete with China.

Protecting steel tube manufacturers may have involved some mutual back scratching between the Obamanoids and domestic steel pipe manufacturers. However, it is ignoring the big issue of across the board protectionism by the Chinese through the RMB. Any comment TLR?


32 posted on 12/31/2009 8:35:17 AM PST by helpfulresearcher (Except for Ending Slavery, Fascism, Naziism, Communism and Terrorism, War has not solved anything)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The List, ping


33 posted on 12/31/2009 9:33:25 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Daisyjane69

Like abused women, they keep crying out “but it’ll be different this time!”


34 posted on 12/31/2009 3:21:32 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
hmmm...

The State Department in 2009 sought the Chinese government's help in blocking a sale to Iran of 25 tons of specialty steel for Tehran's defense industry to be used in building nuclear-related centrifuges, according to a classified department cable. "Post is instructed to inform appropriate-level Chinese officials of this transaction, and request that they investigate the entity and individuals involved," according to the cable, which is labeled "secret." It noted that the Chinese were to be told that the company faces sanctions for the proposed sale under U.S. law. (Snip) An earlier State Department cable revealed that China helped North(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...-------Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes Washington Times ^ | 1/24/11 | BIll Gertz http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/23/chinese-firm-tied-to-steel-used-in-iran-nukes/ Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 1:13:31 AM by Nachum

35 posted on 01/23/2011 11:17:13 PM PST by piasa
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