China hopes to work closer with US firms in NEVs, biopharma -industry minister

China hopes US firms will strengthen their cooperation with Chinese companies in the areas of new energy vehicles, biopharma and next-generation information and communication technology, the country's industry minister said on Monday. Xiao Yaqing, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, made the comments at a video conference meeting with the chairman of the US-China Business Council, according to a statement posted on the ministry's official WeChat account.