China to go nuclear on NZ for steel dumping WTO complaint

Caution:  the following was received via the Tipline and it hasn’t been vetted.  As a result, it needs to be taken as the personal opinion and observations of its author

As above, I was at at a meeting today and it was revealed that Pacific Steel NZ (a Bluescope subsidiary) has lodged a WTO steel dumping complaint against communist China.

Word is/was(unverified/researched) that China, our FTA partner is furious with not only Bluescope, but the NZ Govt.

Threats of Chinese blacklisting of NZ primary products were mentioned.

I personally have been anticipating a diplomatic/trade over reaction from China against a supposed NZ affront to China since the signing of the NZ/China FTA.

Communist China has a history of diplomatic blundering for 70 years now.

The USA has placed 500% plus tariffs on state subsidized Chinese export steel for several months.

The language China use with the USA is far more genteel re trade.

Bullies(China) always behave when the gorilla(USA) on the block is fit to fight.

Sunday Star Times should break the story this Sunday.

Not holding out much hope of the journalistic veracity of the SST coverage.

Unlikely the govt would not have been aware of the WTO complaint, as these things have several hoops to jump through before being lodged/vetted.

Min of T&I should have a battle plan in place,

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