China wine anti-dumping probe sparks French anger

The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union (EU) "inappropriate and reprehensible".

China launched the investigation a day after the EU imposed anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel imports.

Speaking to the BBC, wine consultant John Warontshak said that the move was "partly symbolic", but that the imposition of a tariff on imports would have an impact on French producers in particular.

"France is by far the biggest exporter to China. Most of that Bordeaux red," he explained.

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