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U.S. can't decouple from China, says Beijing's ambassador to Tokyo

Kong Xuanyou says readjusting supply chains for security reasons 'not easy'

Kong Xuanyou, China's ambassador to Japan, says that Chinese companies are too embedded in global supply chains for the U.S. to decouple its economy from his country's. (Photo by Ryotaro Sato)

OSAKA -- China's ambassador to Japan warned that any intention the U.S. has to decouple its economy from his country's would be impossible, citing the large presence of Chinese companies in global supply chains.

"China has become a part of the global economy, and has merged with the global supply chain," Kong Xuanyou told an audience in Osaka on Thursday.

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