China tells US trade representative stronger cooperation needed

BEIJING, May 22 - China's commerce minister Zhong Shan told new United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer the two sides should strengthen cooperation and manage disputes in trade, according to a statement on the website of China's Ministry of Commerce on Monday.
The two met on Sunday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Lighthizer said in the meeting with Zhong Shan that trade wars are not in the interest of either country, according to the statement from China's commerce ministry.