U.S. President Donald Trump's gamble is likely to backfire, said Castrillon.
The Philippines advocates peaceful settlement of relevant disputes through legal means, Lorenzana said.
With the help of advanced Chinese equipment and 50,000 diagnostics kits, so far the new lab has tested some 28,000 samples. Approximately 20 percent of them were positive, Mahdi said.
"We urge the U.S. side to heed rational voices from within and from the international community, correct its wrongdoing, refrain from politicizing economic issues and stop suppressing relevant enterprises, to create a fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for companies worldwide to have normal business operations and investments," Wang added. Enditem
BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Saying that reckless political manipulation and suppression of certain non-American firms by the United States is doomed to "boomerang," China on Friday urged Washington to rectify its mistake and refrain from politicizing economic issues.
Let business be business; geopolitical issues are too heavy for business to carry, said Ni Pin, president of Wanxiang America Corporation and chairman of CGCC Chicago.
"It's so bad for the U.S. side to decide to close our consulate in Houston. Based on the principle of reciprocity in diplomacy, we have to respond. But we certainly don't want to have all this from the very beginning. We certainly don't want to see any escalation," the Chinese ambassador said. Enditem
Besides building the lab, a group of Chinese experts brought technical training and testing protocols to the new facility.
"China will continue to promote global peace and development and uphold the international order," he added. Enditem
"Countries are already working together to solve the world's problems, but it is normal for there to be different tensions and interests," he said. Enditem
"There is such a degree of political intervention, government intervention into the market. There's such a discrimination against Chinese company. These companies are just private companies," the ambassador said.