EU launches anti-subsidy inquiry into Chinese electric bikes

BRUSSELS, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The European Commission launched an investigation on Thursday into Chinese government subsidies for exporters of electric bicycles (e-bikes).

The anti-subsidy case will supplement an existing inquiry into alleged dumping by Chinese producers of e-bikes in Europe and be the latest in a string of European Union probes into and measures on Chinese exports ranging from solar panels to steel. (Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)