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Chinese airlines warn they will refuse to pay EU carbon tax
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:05PM GMT 05 Jan 2012 | Peter Simpson

Posted on 01/05/2012 10:44:53 PM PST by Olog-hai

China's biggest airlines warned on Thursday they will refuse to pay a new EU tax aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Beijing said it has deep concerns over the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which came into force on New year's Day and demands all airlines pay a green duty to offset carbon emissions.

"China opposes the European Union's unilateral legislation. China has expressed to the EU our deep concern and opposition many times on a bilateral level," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. …

"The CATA, on behalf of Chinese airlines, is strongly against the EU's improper practice of unilaterally forcing international airlines into its ETS," CATA spokesman Cai Haibo said.

"If governments like the US, China and Russia can launch strong and forceful retaliatory measures, this will form enormous pressure and we hope could make the EU to change its mind." …

The European Commission has assessed the impact on air fares at between €2 to €12 per passenger.

But the Chinese airlines' association said if its members agreed to pay the charge, it will cost them £79 million in the first year alone with estimated costs tripling by 2020. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carboncretins; carbontax; china; eunuchs; europeanunion; gorebullwarming; jollygreentyrants

1 posted on 01/05/2012 10:44:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 01/05/2012 10:56:19 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai

What’s Al Gore going to do now? He really needed that money to buy Tipper a pony.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 11:00:57 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey... China gets one right.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 11:08:55 PM PST by Revel
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To: Olog-hai

I’m still trying to figure out how paying money “offsets” carbon in the atmosphere especially when it already comprimises a zero point zero percentage such as CO2 which only makes up 0.04%. If they “offset” it anymore to 0.02% plants start dying then all life except for Al Gore because he is a God. What do they do, send up trillions of carbon eating nanobots? Do they join togther and make a salute sign and say “Reporting for duty” like John Kerry before they start?


5 posted on 01/05/2012 11:10:02 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: Revel

Those EUnuchs have not been trying to strongarm US airlines into paying their stupid tax, have they?


6 posted on 01/05/2012 11:20:47 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Revel
Hey... China gets one right.

More in common than we think. Do you think the EU countries would note that the two most powerful countries think the EU carbon plan is for fools?

Fools.
7 posted on 01/05/2012 11:23:14 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Frank_2001
Those EUnuchs have not been trying to strongarm US airlines into paying their stupid tax, have they?

Of course they have - thier highest court even ruled recently that the airlines miust comply ....

8 posted on 01/05/2012 11:24:44 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Frank_2001

Yes they have. The EU’s top court, the so-called “Court of Justice” ruled against the USA already (back before Christmas) in a suit brought to stop the airline carbon tax.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 11:32:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Some Republican’s in Congress should show as much spine.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 11:46:14 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Tipper is no longer a going concern of his, unless a pony was part of the divorce settlement.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 12:00:52 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently the airlines of a Communist nation are now one of the few willing to say no to the corrupt alliance of Big Enviro and Big Government. Incredible.


12 posted on 01/06/2012 12:50:21 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Olog-hai

China will fight this Euro tax scam and win. Meanwhile, Delta will charge its passengers more per ticket to pay it. No one should fly Delta.


13 posted on 01/06/2012 1:12:25 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Olog-hai

China could refuse to fly to Briton and refuse flights from Briton. Problem solved for now.


14 posted on 01/06/2012 1:47:09 AM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: steveab

‘China could refuse to fly to Briton and refuse flights from Briton. Problem solved for now.’

Um, where is “Briton” and what has it got to do with this story?


15 posted on 01/06/2012 1:58:52 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: Caulkhead

Just woke up. Britain or UK take your pick.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 2:13:44 AM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Olog-hai

After you shoot two or three down they’ll pay!


17 posted on 01/06/2012 3:42:53 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

I don’t think that China will put up with the NWO banks telling them what to do. China is building to be much more agressive. World War is coming soon.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 3:47:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: steveab

Just wondered why you focused on Britain and not the other 26 EU countries really?

Hopefully we’ll soon be able to describe the UK as an ex-EU country soon! :D


19 posted on 01/06/2012 4:10:36 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: Olog-hai

The rest of the world—like China, should tell the EU to shove their tax up their rectum.


20 posted on 01/06/2012 4:39:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Doc Savage

How many battalions and how many surface to air missiles are commanded by this EU?

Did they pick up a few leftover Stingers from Libya?

Just another cash grab to feed their bureaucracy.


21 posted on 01/06/2012 6:26:02 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’m still trying to figure out how paying money “offsets” carbon

__________________________

It is called tribute.

has nothing to do with the environment.


22 posted on 01/06/2012 6:59:23 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Caulkhead

“Just wondered why you focused on Britain and not the other 26 EU countries really?”

Because your “Iron Lady” wanted to promote more nuclear power and cut the political power of the coal union (I’m not a union guy) and started dishing out your hard earn tax money to “scientist” to find the “link” between CO2, mam and global warming.

Hopefully we’ll soon be able to describe the UK as an ex-EU country soon! :D

I hope you do. Your Progressive Elites will suck ever penny out of you and you will be become true SURFS to the “Rent Seekers”.


23 posted on 01/06/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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