A possible probe of the EU in China Solar photovoltaic manufacturers can cause the loss of 300,000 jobs in the area laden with debts, the Chinese industry officials warned on Tuesday.
"China PV solar industry is part of the chain of the global industry and the EU has nearly 300,000 jobs in the segments upstream and downstream of the solar PV industry," said Chen Huiqing, director Deputy of Solar energy and PV Branch products pursuant to the China Chamber of Commerce for import and export of machinery and electronic products.
"A research on Chinese manufacturers greatly influence of the EU itself".
EU "not to blame to a rapid development of China industry of solar photovoltaics for the collapse of the EU manufacturers, since China's success comes from advances in technology, advanced management and reducing costs", said Chen.
She said that it is common to see the manufacturers of photovoltaic solar energy go out of business, either in China or the European Union, and much less in a moment in which the EU is depressed by the debt crisis and the global economy is slowly recovering.
"The EU must reflect on whether its management, technology and products targeting the right consumers," he said.
Zhang Jianmin, director of Suntech Holdings Co power in Jiangsu Province, said that "a possible investigation by the EU will not only reduce Chinese exports of products, but also to reduce their imports of raw materials and (related) teams, which will affect the development of services of installation and after sales of the industry in the EU".
The EU represents 50 per cent of the exports of the company, although the company is "turning their eyes towards the emerging markets with abundant solar resources", Middle East, Africa and China, according to Zhang.
While the United States.UU. and the EU aimed to protect their national industries in investigations anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against solar photovoltaic products from China, these movements "probably could be followed by emerging markets, such as India, Brazil, and the countries of East Asia, where China has a fairly large market", according to Sang Baichuan, Dean of the Institute of international economics at the University of international business and economics.
But Chen said he is still optimistic about the industry "."
"The solar photovoltaic industry is part of the trend of the 'new energy' and it is supported by the Government as an emerging strategic industry." "Domestic manufacturers certainly can overcome difficulties through the setting of global markets and increased international cooperation to reduce trade friction," he said.