The Mood in D.C. is Anti-China But U.S. Companies See It Differently

Such hassles may not stem the tide of interest in China. The country is expected to generate about one-third of global GDP over the next 10 years, so it’s understandable why U.S. companies want to be in and doing business with China, writes Doug Barry, director of communications and publications at the US-China Business Council. A modest trade agreement also remains possible, Barry said in an email. Although his group believes “decoupling” the U.S. and Chinese economies would be a disaster, a recommitment to trust between the two countries might lead to agreements on tough issues such as opaque subsidies of each other’s industries.