On January 30, Chen Wenling, Chief Economist of CCIEE, met with Alan Turley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Commerce, discussing such issues as trade between China and the United States, overcapacity, Trump’s governing policy and China’s reform. The heads of the Strategy Research Department and the Department of external Affairs of CCIEE, members of the US-China research team were also present at the meeting.
Chen Wenling expressed her concern over Trump administration's China policy and measures, saying that the present U.S.-China Relations are at a crossroads and China is proactively shaping a healthier U.S.-China relationship by deepening its supply-side structural reforms and opening-up. She hopes that the United States can work with China to achieve that goal.
Alan Turley said that the present 232 investigation, 201 investigation and other global safeguard measures carried out by the Trump administration are not aimed at China. The fundamental reform conducted by China will help to solve the problem of overcapacity and trade imbalance between China and the United States. Although China is experiencing more difficulties in deepening its reform and opening up, he remains optimistic about the future of the U.S.-China Relations.
The two sides agreed that the meeting was fruitful and hope to establish a long-term communication mechanism.