The Washington Post reports, "Beijing on Friday criticized 'negative content' about China in legislation before the U.S. Congress, saying it would further damage relations already roiled by disputes over trade and technology. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the draft National Defense Authorization Act, if passed, would undermine efforts to mutually overcome obstacles. 'We express firm opposition to the U.S. Senate's approval of the act containing negative content related to China,' Geng told reporters at a daily briefing. 'Once the act becomes a law, it will damage China-U.S. relations and disrupt bilateral cooperation in some important areas.' The bill blocks transfer of sensitive technology to China and prevents Chinese state companies from receiving U.S. federal funds."