Comments on: Solar industry promises ‘jobs bonanza’ if EU lifts China duties https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/solar-industry-promises-jobs-bonanza-if-eu-lifts-china-duties/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:29:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Paul Lim https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/solar-industry-promises-jobs-bonanza-if-eu-lifts-china-duties/#comment-334480 Wed, 30 May 2018 04:57:11 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1241411#comment-334480 Is there a clash of interests between SolarPower Europe and EU Prosun? Is there also an acceptance that you cannot compete with China? China has learned the technology, improve on it and done better. Is this sector considered a strategic sector? Is it not always that economic operators see their sector strategic for their county or the EU. They see profit and the survival of their companies as primary. Politicians have to look at the larger picture of strategic industries especially in this era of Chinese buy ups. Chinese are long term thinking, European short-term. Europe helped China to be where it is by willingness to transfer technology in the obsession since the 1970s of the Chinese market and bowing to the Chinese demands hence. No need to make noise of the rise of Chinese industry and posing now as challengers.

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