China harshly criticized the EU for its “non-transparent” testing of its electric vehicles

The European Commission's investigation is most critical of Chinese vendors. Shi Yonghong, vice president of the China Chamber of Commerce for the Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), commented on the European Commission's investigation into three Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers. DiscussChina harshly criticized the EU for the


The official criticized the EU's actions as the investigation is being conducted to introduce punitive tariffs to protect EU manufacturers from cheaper Chinese imports of electric vehicles, which, according to the European Commission, enjoys government subsidies.

Yonghong, as a Chinese official, took a firm position regarding the European investigation concerning the “natural” Chinese suppliers of electric vehicles BYD, Geely, SAIC, but not “noticing” suppliers of electric vehicles produced in China, such as Tesla, Renault and Dacia, that is, those related to the USA and Europe.

In this regard, Shi Yonghong said that the European Commission's investigation into electric vehicles is directed against Chinese manufacturers, is not transparent and violates rules of global trade, even before its results are known.

“The commission has departed from its principle of selecting the largest exporters and appears to have deliberately selected three Chinese manufacturers to achieve preliminary results,” Yonghong said on recent press briefing.