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China complains that U.S. is releasing negative information about trade relations

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

(Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry expressed concern on Thursday that the United States has been spreading negative information about the relationship between the world's two largest economies.

"Recently the United States has launched remedy investigations into Chinese products and has continuously released negative information," said Gao Feng, China's Commerce Ministry spokesman.

"This has caused widespread concern among businesses in and the United States, especially among U.S. companies that are willing to cooperate with and expand into China," he said.

China's Commerce Ministry expressed "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition" on Saturday to a statement by the United States to the World Organization that it opposes granting market economy status, Xinhua reported.

(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Sue-Lin Wong; Editing by Paul Tait)

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 10:52 IST