At the regular press conference of the foreign ministry on the afternoon of January 25, a reporter asked: Recently, Gregory Gilligan, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China and the United States have worked hand in hand for 42 years, which proves that both sides can and should cooperate, and that the harmonious coexistence between China and the United States will benefit the world. He also said that 70% of the nearly 1000 US funded enterprises under the AmCham have no plans to move out of the Chinese market at all, and business will continue to be the ballast of Sino US relations. What is China’s response to this?
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Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that recently, US business circles have repeatedly issued clear signals that they are optimistic about China’s economic development prospects and that they are willing to continue to take root in China and oppose the “decoupling” of the two countries’ economies;. Mr. Ge Guorui’s words once again prove that the essence of Sino US economic and trade relations is mutual benefit and win-win, and there are extensive common interests and huge space for cooperation between China and the United States. Cooperation used to be the keynote of Sino US relations, and it should continue to be the keynote of Sino US relations in the future.
Zhao Lijian stressed that China will, as always, build a market-oriented, rule of law and international business environment, welcome the US business community to invest in China and support enterprises of the two countries to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation. We also hope that the new administration of the United States will proceed from the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the common well-being of the international community, uphold the concept of openness, inclusiveness, mutual benefit and win-win results, focus on cooperation, manage differences, and work with China to push Sino US relations back on the right track, create a favorable atmosphere for the healthy development of Sino US economic and trade cooperation, and better enhance the common well-being of the two peoples.