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 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

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 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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