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Congress Sends Obama Measure Preserving China Duties

Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said a U.S. bill aimed at offsetting government subsidies in countries including China amounted to "pointing fingers," and was inconsistent with American law.

China's central government hasn't given banned subsidies to businesses, while aid below the federal level may be more "problematic," Chen told reporters in Beijing today. The bill, passed yesterday in the Senate, isn't in line with World Trade Organization rules, Chen said, raising the potential of a trade case should President Barack Obama sign it.