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China is shutting out U.S. companies that sell alternative energy products, Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand said Tuesday, and she asked to meet with China’s top diplomat here to discuss the issue.

Mrs. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has touted “green” energy production in New York since arriving in Congress, said China violates world trade rules by subsidizing its own green energy industry. That effectively shuts out products such as wind turbines, specialized batteries and other goods made in the United States.

“China has an extraordinary unmet technology need,” Mrs. Gillibrand said in a conference call with New York reporters. The United States could gain a market there and collaborate with China on developing efficient and environmentally friendly energy technology, she said.

“New York is poised to seize tremendous economic opportunity in the renewable energy sector,” she said in a press release. “However, we must ensure that American manufacturers and innovators are on a level playing field.”

In making the complaint, Mrs. Gillibrand echoed complaints from the United Steel Workers union, which has filed a petition against China at the World Trade Organization.

Mrs. Gillibrand’s office reported that China spends $51 million a day on clean energy manufacturing, a subsidy she said breaks agreements with the WTO.

The U.S., meanwhile, has been losing ground in high-technology production and now has a $135 billion deficit in production of such goods, her office reported. More than 70 percent of components for clean energy systems are produced outside the U.S., the senator said.

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