Republican governors walk tightrope between building Chinese trade relationship and offending Trump

But China remains the third-largest export market for US goods and services, and it will be responsible for one-third of all global trade over the next decade, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. “There is a huge amount of Chinese investment poised to come to the United States if both governments would allow it,” said Allen, who attended the NGA conference and has been urging governors to be more proactive in reaching out to China directly.