Sweet words from China to US business fail to soothe Washington ire

Speaking in Washington, Qin Gang, China’s ambassador to the US, said Beijing stood “ready” to expand economic cooperation in the arenas of agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and financial services. As China rocketed towards becoming the world’s largest consumer market, “American companies are welcome to come on board to share the dividends of China’s high-quality development,” said Qin, speaking to an audience of business representatives at an event hosted by the US-China Business Council.