that the US anti dumping measures against China threatened bilateral relations,
Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Wang Xinpei said, "The US government
continues the mistake of imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures from
time to time."
said the move threatened Sino-US economic and trade ties and China would assert
its rights as a WTO member if the United States continued the measures.
spokesman was responding to the US commerce department saying earlier in the week
that it would officially launch investigations into imports of light-walled rectangular
pipes and tubes and laminated woven sacks used to package dog food, bird seed
and other products.
of these products in the US had complained to the US government accusing Chinese
manufacturers of unfair pricing.
in March and June this year the, the US commerce department had started anti-dumping
and anti-subsidy investigations into Chinese coated free sheet paper and carbon
said that these probes had aroused strong dissatisfaction among Chinesse businesses.
said that since the US did not treat China as a market economy, resorting to anti-dumping
and anti-subsidy measures infringed US rules and tradition of not adopting anti-subsidy
measures against non-market economies, being practiced for over two decades.