The European Commission warned Monday against undue Chinese influence as Germany led growing opposition among EU member states to a planned punitive levy on imports of solar panels from China.
(From left ) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Asian-Pacific Committee of German Business, Peter Loescher, German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, Berlin on May 27, 2013. China asked for a meeting Monday with the top EU trade official amid a series of tit-for-tat disputes.
Brussels said visiting Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan had asked to see EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, just days before the expected June 5 announcement of the solar anti-dumping tariff.
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