China Envoy to US urges both countries to resolve trade differences amidst human rights abuse legislation

While not providing any specific details, Ambassador Cui Tiankai spoke to the audience at a dinner hosted by the US-China Business Council, emphasizing the crossroads the two countries face as trade frictions heat up. However, Cui did provide some optimism by stating it’s still possible for China and the US to return to a better relationship. “At the same time, we must be alert that some destructive forces are taking advantage of the ongoing trade friction (through) extreme rhetoric such as 'decoupling,' the 'new Cold War,' and clash of civilizations,''' Cui said.