President Xi Jinping told Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger on Thursday China would encourage more cooperation with foreign companies and organizations, amid persistent U.S.-China commercial tensions.
Trade friction is an issue in the U.S. presidential race, with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump asserting China has waged "economic war" on the United States, destroying American jobs. On Sunday, he compared the U.S. trade deficit with China to "rape".
China recently passed a law governing foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which has been roundly criticized by the U.S. government and business groups."
China will facilitate exchanges and cooperation for foreign companies, organizations and personnel," China's official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as telling Iger.