In what some are calling the first "Green War," the European Union imposed antidumping levies on imports of Chinese solar panels, and Beijing responded with an antidumping and antisubsidy probe into imports of EU wine. Seems Europe and China will test whether a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine panels.
To no one's surprise, the French president called for a special EU summit to discuss the escalating trade war that threatens €546 million in wine exports to China. China imported 430 million l. of wine last year, primarily from the EU. France alone shipped 170 million l.
Germany and other export-dependent EU members oppose higher tariffs on Chinese solar panels, but...