May 26, 2023
DETROIT – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met today with Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Wentao, on the margins of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting.
During the meeting, Ambassador Tai shared her views on the progress made to date by APEC members and outlined the priorities of the United States for the remainder of its APEC host year. Ambassador Tai also discussed the importance of the U.S.-China trade relationship in the global economy and the need for both sides to continue engaging with one another.
Ambassador Tai highlighted the need to address the critical imbalances caused by China’s state-led, non-market approach to the economy and trade policy. She also raised concerns about PRC actions taken against U.S. companies operating there. Ambassador Tai emphasized the importance of maintaining open lines of communication between the United States and China and building on the engagement between President Biden and President Xi in Bali, Indonesia, in November 2022.