China says reserves right to retaliate to US actions against its investments

China says reserves right to retaliate to US actions against its investments

FILE PHOTO: Illustration photo of U.S. Dollar and China Yuan notes
US Dollar and China Yuan notes are seen in this picture illustration Jun 2, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Thomas White)

BEIJING: The United States' measures against China's investments are against World Trade Organization rules, and China reserves the right to take countermeasures, the commerce ministry said on Thursday (May 31).

China is not willing to see an escalation in Sino-US trade frictions, and believes the two countries have a huge potential for cooperation, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng told reporters at a regular news briefing.

After trade tensions between the two countries appeared to cool following talks in Washington earlier in the month, the US on Tuesday said it still holds a threat of imposing tariffs and will press ahead with restrictions on investment by Chinese companies in the United States.

Source: Reuters

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