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China hopes to carry forward China-U.S. relations under Trump administration: Envoy

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 20:04 IST

Washington [USA], Nov. 12 (ANI): Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said that Beijing hopes to forge an effective cooperative partnership with the Trump administration so as to carry forward China-U.S. relations.

Asked to comment on US president-elect Donald Trump's threats during his campaign trail to impose high tariffs on Chinese imports and fight a trade war with China, Cui said China never wants to have any war, either trade war or other wars, with any country, reports Xinhua.

"Besides, both China and the U.S. are members of the WTO (World Trade Organization), so we should both play by the WTO rules," he said.

He said the China-U.S. relations are based on and defined by growing common interests and mutual needs adding that the two countries are cooperating with each other in many other areas.

China and the United States have benefited a great deal from the growing relationship and enhanced cooperation in the past decades. "I'm confident this will continue," said the ambassador.

Trump won the U.S. presidential race November 8 and is to take office on January 20. (ANI)