China on Thursday criticised the US for putting its companies in the list of “notorious marketplaces”, terming the move as “irresponsible”.
“The US is irresponsible in putting Chinese companies on a list of notorious marketplaces,” the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing said.
China hopes the US will objectively evaluate China’s work on Intellectual Property Rights protection, the ministry spokesperson Shen Danyang told reporters in Beijing.
Given that the US trade representative’s office was ambiguous in its descriptions of Chinese companies, its report did not represent the US government’s analysis, Shen was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency.
China has been negotiating with the US on “notorious marketplaces”, Shen added.
China hopes the US will improve its own transparency and evaluation processes in an impartial way, the report said.