China condemns the United States of releasing negative information about trade relations

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 13:53

BEIJING- On Thursday, China's Commerce Ministry expressed concern that the United States has been spreading negative information about the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies.

"Recently the United States has launched trade remedy investigations into Chinese products and has continuously released negative information," said Gao Feng, China's Commerce Ministry spokesman.

"This has caused widespread concern among businesses in China and the United States, especially among U.S. companies that are willing to cooperate with and expand into China," he said.

On Saturday, China's Commerce Ministry expressed "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition" to a statement by the United States to the World Trade Organization that it opposes granting China market economy status, as per Xinhua news reports.