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US envoy in China says vote won't affect ties

By Associated Press
US envoy in China says vote won't affect ties
Max Baucus speaks at a hearing on his nomination as the US ambassador to China, at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the United States, Jan 28, 2014. (Yin Bogu / Xinhua)

MEXICO CITY — US Ambassador to China Max Baucus says "the world's most important relationship" between Beijing and Washington will remain stable regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election.

The issues are the same, the good faith is the same

Max Baucus, US Ambassador to China, on whether the two countries would stop collaborating on issues already agreed to

Asked by a Chinese reporter about Trump's proposal for a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods imported in the US, Baucus says that "people say a lot of things in the heat of a campaign that are not quite as feasible as they think when they're elected."

Trump has also pledged to withdraw US support for the Paris climate change agreement.

Baucus says he doesn't believe the two countries would stop collaborating on issues already agreed to, including climate change, containing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear ambitions and reaching a political settlement in Afghanistan.

In his words, "The issues are the same, the good faith is the same."

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