China on Tuesday urged the United States to ease its restrictions on exports of high-tech products to China, which holds a pivotal position in bilateral trade.
"China hopes the United States could throw away 'Cold War' ideology and continually relax its restrictions on exports of high-tech products to China from the perspective of bilateral cooperation and strategic relations," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao.
To strengthen cooperation in high-tech field complies with the interests of both countries and is also highly expected by enterprises of the two countries, Liu said.
According to Liu, Chinese Commerce Ministry and U.S. Commerce Department have made positive progress in high-tech and strategic trade cooperation. China hopes the two sides could maintain the growth momentum and further increase mutual trust.