Chinese President Xi Jinping’s round table with foreign business executives on Thursday “sent a very clear message from the top leadership” that US firms are still welcome in China, a Chinese government source said. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing ‘won’t target’ US firms in China to hit back at US President Donald Trump’s trade threats

The Chinese authorities are keen to reassure foreign businesses in China and retaliation against them has ‘never been on the cards’, government sources say

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s round table with foreign business executives on Thursday “sent a very clear message from the top leadership” that US firms are still welcome in China, a Chinese government source said. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.