Top Asian News 3:26 a.m. GMT

China launches investigation in response to EU probes of solar, wind power and other products

BEIJING (AP) — China announced an investigation Wednesday into whether the European Union has adopted unfair trade practices in its probes of Chinese companies bidding on projects in the 27-nation bloc. The move is the latest in a brewing trade war between the two economic giants. The investigation will focus on wind power, photovoltaics, security equipment and electric trains, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said. The EU has used a new regulation to investigate companies bidding for projects within the European Union. These include a probe into whether Chinese subsidies give wind turbine companies an unfair advantage in the competition for projects in Spain, Greece, France, Romania and Bulgaria.