Skip to comments.China Ready to Impound EU Planes in CO2 Dispute
Posted on 06/13/2012 3:28:12 AM PDT by lbryce
China will take swift counter-measures that could include impounding European aircraft if the EU punishes Chinese airlines for not complying with its scheme to curb carbon emissions, the China Air Transport Association said on Tuesday.
The warning came as the U.N.'s aviation body expressed concern about the growing threat of bilateral reprisals.
Chinese airlines, which have been told by Beijing not to comply with the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, refused to meet a March 31 deadline for submitting carbon emissions data.
A new stand-off looms after EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the carriers would have until the end of this week to submit their data or face enforcement action.
"Chinese airlines are unanimous on this. We won't provide the data," Wei Zhenzhong, secretary general of the China Air Transport Association, said on the sidelines of an International Air Transport Association (IATA) meeting in Beijing.
EU member states can fine airlines for non-compliance or carry out other reprisals including impounding aircraft.
"We would not like to see a situation of 'you hold up my planes and I hold yours'," Wei said.
The Chinese airline group's members include the big three state-controlled carriers - Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.
"The government will take at least the same kind of measures, and these anti-sanction moves will be lasting," Wei said.
He added, however, "We would try to avoid any trade war." .
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Now the Great Heads of Europe, not even being able to keep their financial house in order are now about have to come to grips with an even greater dilemma, facing down the consequences of the anti-capitalist Global Warming conspiracy and the cockamamie scheme of somehow getting control of the planet's weather by curbing carbon emissions. For their own sake the EU must resolve this issue in as graceful, diplomatic manner possible because they're the ones who will suffer the consequences which leads me to one conclusion. That is, the deadline for submitting carbon emissions data will be dealt with like the way most things are resolved these days, to be kicked down the road for six months or more, to face a future day of reckoning.
Do I have to take Red China’s side here? Even though they are in the right I’d like to see them put in their place.
I suppose you could concede the Global Warming issue to the left.
Sit back and watch. China doing the heavy lifting that we used to do. Should be a Fox show, “When Commie Fags Slapfight!”.
It seems China is the only adult in the house.
tell the Euro’s to take heir scam and shove it.
I wish we had the guts to do it.
“Do I have to take Red Chinas side here? Even though they are in the right Id like to see them put in their place.”
Hosted by Shepard Smith.
These EU liberal control freaks had better not mess with the sleeping giant.
I like your attitude!
I know how you feel
Kick their socialist b@tch @sses, China! Oh, wait...
It feels strange to be rooting for the Red Chinese but some country must challenge AGW myth.