China's ministry of commerce said on Friday that it hopes the economic and trade community will continue to play a role as a stabilizer in its relations with the United States, as this will benefit all countries in the world.
"The current Sino-US relations are facing a complex and severe situation. It is hoped that the US business community will continue to play a good role as a bridge between the two countries," vice-commerce minister Wang Shouwen said in a statement published on the ministry's website.
Wang made the remark in an online forum with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
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