Ordering US companies to leave China could hurt Trump politically: business leader

According to a survey released by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week, the vast majority of US companies said their China operations are profitable, and that they remain committed to the Chinese market despite ongoing trade tensions and the worsening business environment. When asked whether US companies are moving supply chains out of China, USCBC President Craig Allen told reporters at a press conference that "we don't see a great deal of evidence that our members are leaving China at all," noting that "our members are in China for the long term." "Investments in China are healthy. Most American companies that are there understand that China will remain one of the primary engines of global growth for foreseeable future ... and American companies need to be there to take advantage of that," Allen said.