China is a frequent focus of criticism on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, but Chinese Premier Li Keqiang believes relations will continue to move in a positive direction regardless of who wins the race.
Speaking with reporters at his annual press conference Wednesday, Li described the U.S. campaign as “lively” and “something that has caught the eye of many.” He said little, however, about the specific views of the candidates.
“I believe that in the end, no matter who gets into the White House, the underlying trend of China – U.S. trends will not change,” Li said.
The premier said that while differences between the world’s two biggest economies are undeniable and in some cases sharp, many have been ignoring the fact that last year, China became the United States’ biggest trading partner, with two-way trade between the two countries reaching $560 billion last year. Read More