China Responds to New U.S. Export Restrictions
June 19, 2007 (LPAC)--Speaking at the regular Foreign Ministry briefing, Chinese spokesman Qin Gang commented wryly on a question regarding the latest bout of U.S. export restrictions on China of items that U.S. deemed would be of benefit to Chinese military modernization. "We would like to import more from the U.S., not only airplanes, soybeans and beef," he said. "While we welcome the planes from Boeing, and like to taste American soybeans and beef," Qin said, the U.S. would have to adopt more "substantial measures" to allow China to purchase more of their high-tech products if they really wanted to adjust the trade deficit with China.