"Russian and Chinese economies have a very high level of mutual complementarity. I think that we will be definitely able to overcome various hurdles and difficulties," Fu said at a briefing, asked whether China would manage to offset US trade restrictions through cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and BRICS.
The US-Chinese relations have been tense since March when US President Donald Trump announced steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Since then, the two sides have imposed several rounds of import duties on each other.
Last week, the United States sanctioned the Equipment Development Department (EDD) of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and its Director Li Shangfu for buying Russia’s S-400 air defense systems and aircraft in violation of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The act bans cooperation with the Russian defense sector, threatening those breaching the act with secondary sanctions.