China "resolutely opposes" the anti-dumping investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce into Chinese magnetic rubber, a spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday.
The spokesman said it was the sixth anti-dumping probe by the U.S. targeting Chinese products in less than a year. Chinese industries have shown "strong discontent" at these probes being initiated so frequently by the U.S., he said.
By launching these investigations, the U.S. has abused WTO regulations and run counter to its own policies and conventions, said the spokesman.
It is harmful to developing healthy and win-win bilateral trade ties between China and the U.S., he said.
The U.S. side has been sending "wrong signals" to its domestic industries and had put both sides under great pressure, he said.
China hopes the U.S. will drop the probe as soon as possible to avoid negative influences and meanwhile retains the rights of a WTO Member, said the spokesman.
The U.S. Department of Commerce started an anti-dumping probe into Chinese magnetic rubber on Oct. 12.