Douglas Barry ([email protected]; 202-429-0340)
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2021 — American business leaders met virtually with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today to discuss China’s investment environment, industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral commercial relations, and people-to-people exchanges. Premier Li shared perspectives on China’s recent parliamentary meetings, economic reform trajectory, and views on US-China relations.
“We stressed that the new era of US-China relations will be defined by economic competition, but that frank communication can offset the risks of confrontation,” USCBC President Craig Allen said.
“During the meeting with Premier Li, we emphasized the importance of fully implementing China’s announced economic reform agenda and fulfilling its Phase One commitments, which will demonstrate goodwill to the new US administration,” said Allen.