China looks to Disney to help improve ties with the US
- Vice foreign minister tells Shanghai Disney Resort chief that better bilateral relations are better for business
- Official says he hopes American companies in China ‘can confidently tell the story of China-US cooperation’
“Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations conforms to the interests of all sectors of the two countries, including the business community, and is also the common expectation of the international community,” Xie was quoted by the Chinese foreign ministry as saying on May 25.
“I hope that Disney and other American companies in China can confidently tell the story of China-US cooperation and win-win cooperation.”
According to the ministry, Schott said the difficulties between the countries were temporary and Disneyland would contribute to better relations.
“Disney will be committed to long-term development in China and is willing to further expand its investment in China and play a positive role in continuously deepening the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries,” the foreign ministry quoted him as saying.
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The meeting was held two days before the first phone conversation between China’s top trade negotiator Liu He and US trade representative Katherine Tai.
Chinese state media said the talks lasted for 45 minutes and more would take place on economic and trade matters.
Ties between China and the US have declined in the past few years, with confrontations over almost every aspect of their relationship, from trade to security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Gao said Beijing was determined to broaden access for foreign businesses to tap the Chinese market.