China's Two Sessions 2017: Diplomacy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says foreign-invested companies, especially those from the US, would bear the brunt of a trade war. Photo: EPA

Chinese premier calls on Trump to work with China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called on US President Donald Trump to work with China to avoid a trade war and create “opportunities rather than trouble” for Southeast Asian neighbours caught between the two powers over the long-standing South China Sea dispute.