NEW YORK — The relationship between Chinese and US economies continued to grow in2015, with China surpassing Canada to become the US’s largest trading partner inNovember, the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) said Tuesday.
More than 800,000 American jobs depend on goods and services sold to China, the CGCCsaid in the 2015 White Paper, in a notable sign that trade relations with China helped boostthe US economy and local jobs market.
Meanwhile, Chinese direct investment in the United States in 2015 will likely have exceededthe 10 billion US dollars benchmark for the third year since 2013, totaling nearly 60 billiondollars since 2000, said the CGCC, the largest non-profit organization representing Chineseenterprises in the United States.
“The results of this year reflected the confidence of Chinese enterprises to continue growingtheir business in the US market,” said Chen Xu, chairman of CGCC, at the launching of theWhite Paper.
“The past 2015 witnessed a successful development of China-US trade and economicrelationship. Bilateral trade volume reached over 558 billion US dollars. Although world tradeis sluggish, China-US trade managed to increase,” said Zhu Hong, minister for commercialaffairs at the Chinese Embassy to the United State.
“On the investment front, more and more Chinese executives and entrepreneurs are planningto do businesses in the US By 2015, there are more than 2,000 Chinese firms settling in theUS with a total investment of nearly 60 billion dollars,” Zhu added.
Chinese companies were benefiting from economic growth in the United States, the WhitePaper said, citing that 60 percent of respondents to the CGCC survey noted that their annualrevenues increased in 2014.
“To gain US market share” continued to be the top business objective for Chineseenterprises, according to the Annual Business Survey Report on Chinese enterprises in theUS released by the CGCC Tuesday.
Respondents paid rising attention to acquiring advanced management concept and skills.About 91 percent of respondents expected revenue increase in the next three to five years,while 52 percent of respondents reinvest their US profits into the country.
The United States was attracting a growing number of Chinese companies due to itsoutstanding business environment, policies that promote innovation, business standards, andbusiness accountability, the White Paper said.
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