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US-China Relations / Xi Visit / Solar Panel Industry #1017248

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping††’s meeting with Congressional leaders in Washington, DC and President Obama’s visit to a factory in Milwaukee shown. [OBAMA – criticizes China’s trade policies.]

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The impact on American solar panel companies of the Chinese government’s subsidies to panel makers there examined; scenes shown of the SolarWorld plant that closed; details given about the lawsuit to have the Commerce Department impose import taxes on Chinese panels. [Verengo Solar Plus owner Randy BISHOP††- notes it would be more expensive to use US panels; states the tax would slow his growth.] [Attorney Tim BRIGHTBILL††- says Chinese products average half of the US market; compares US and China subsidies.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Whitaker, Bill
Duration:
00:03:00

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