US President Donald Trump was not named in ‘People’s Daily’ commentary, but has been a vocal critic of China’s industrial policy. Photo: AP

US criticism of China’s state-owned firms is ‘sour grapes’, says Communist Party mouthpiece

  • China’s subsidies for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is one of the major roadblocks to progress in trade negotiations between the world’s two biggest economies
  • ‘‘People’s Daily’ editorial claims that state firms have been ‘demonised’ and painted as ‘a thorn in the flesh’ by some individuals in the US
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump was not named in ‘People’s Daily’ commentary, but has been a vocal critic of China’s industrial policy. Photo: AP
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