Solar panels near Tianjin, China
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Taiwan benefits in US-China solar panel trade row

12 June 2012 Last updated at 06:31 BST

Solar panels are supposed to be a product of the future, but they are caught up in an old battle between China and the US.

Some analysts are warning of a trade war after the US slapped tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels.

But while it is causing headaches for some mainland firms, for others places such as Taiwan, it is actually helping their businesses.

The BBC's Cindy Sui has more from Taipei.