EU Sources - Joint rally against Chinese steel - February 29, 2016

Thousands of steelworkers and the management of steel producers from across Europe demonstrated against the import of cheap Chinese steel. The protesters hope to convince the European Commission not to recognise China as a market economy. The demonstration coincided with a conference that was held by the European Commission at which the impact of a change to China’s status was discussed. The unions stated that if Europe grants market economy status (MES) to a country like China, this will undercut standards at home and prices in its export markets with considerable damage done to the European labour market and continued harm to the global climate and environment.  

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