Hong Kong's government says it will abstain from getting involved in China's battle with the US and EU over its alleged dumping of textiles and clothing goods, according to XFN-Asia.

Two Hong Kong government agencies were quoted as saying that they would not get involved with the mainland's anti-dumping dispute, even if it involves Hong Kong companies operating in China, as the proposed safeguards apply only to products manufactured on the mainland.

The Hong Kong Textile Council said last week that up to 30, 000 Hong Kong companies are likely to be badly affected by the dispute and is holding a conference to discuss the potential safeguard measures that the US and EU may put into place.