Foreign Ministry commends Mexican President Lopez Obrador for maintaining friendly, mutually beneficial relations with China

New energy vehicle production line in Haikou, Hainan Province. Photo: VCG

New energy vehicle production line in Haikou, Hainan Province. Photo: VCG

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday commended Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s remarks that Mexico doesn’t want a trade war with China.

 “Both advocating economic globalization based on inclusiveness, China and Mexico are good friends and good partners that are seeking mutually beneficial development. Win-win cooperation is the nature of China-Mexico economic and trade ties,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian said at a press conference on Wednesday.

China is willing to join hands with Mexico to implement the important consensus reached during the San Francisco summit meeting between the two heads of state to continuously deepen China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership, Lin said.

The comments came as Lopez Obrador reportedly said that Mexico does not want a trade war with China, and China’s investment in Mexico will continue, in response to a media question over former US president Donald Trump’s threat of levying additional tariffs on cars made by Chinese-funded companies in Mexico.

During a recently election rally in Dayton, Ohio, former US president Donald Trump said he would hit cars made in Mexico by Chinese companies with a 100-percent tariff, double the levy he has previously said he would put on vehicles made south of the US border, Bloomberg reported on March 17.