Tuesday, October 25, 2011

U.S. asks China explanations by blocking sites from U.S. companies

The U.S. government announced that it has requested an explanation from China, under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the block course in that country to the website of U.S. companies. That lock is accused China "is creating trade barriers that harm especially to small U.S. businesses," he said in a statement the Trade Representative of the Government of Barack Obama, Ron Kirk. A group of small and medium enterprises in the United States expressed concern about adverse effects to their business by periodic interruptions in their Internet sites in China, Kirk said in a statement.

Therefore, the United States has asked China block details of that course for their "commercial impact", as part of legislation that calls on WTO members to report potential trade barriers. According to Kirk, the United States "wants to better understand the rules that apply China to block a website , so that service providers outside the country can adopt appropriate policies to avoid the problem. " "Who or what ministry is responsible for determine if and when a foreign web site should be blocked in China? " asks the United States, according to the statement from the office of Foreign Trade. Trade tensions between the U.S. and China have increased lately, especially following of the U.S. Senate passage of a bill providing for sanctions against Beijing if it does not revalue its currency, the yuan. Last week, the Chinese government and central bank condemned the U.S. Senate passage of this bill and called on Washington to stop it for the sake of bilateral ties. The president Obama also said last week that China has intervened in financial markets for the yuan quote below its real value , accusing the country to play with commercial practices "in their benefit and detriment of other countries, especially America." The White House warned that the initiative approved by the Senate could damage relations with Beijing and conflict with U.S. international obligations.


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