US firms still sticking with China market, but tensions, barriers remain gripes: survey

American companies plan to double down on serving the Chinese market, even as they complain of more barriers to doing business there, a recent poll has found. Some 43 percent of firms plan to ramp up their resource commitment in China for the next 12 months, up from 25 percent in 2020, and the most positive stance since 2018 - with almost all respondents adding that the aim of these investments is to reach the Chinese market.