BEIJING — China must do more to open its domestic markets to U.S. goods, services and investment as the countries seek to combat the global economic crisis, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Wednesday.
Locke, on his first official visit to China, said U.S.-China relations were the most important trade relationship in the world, and he outlined crucial issues to be jointly addressed. Chief among them are climate change; working to lower China’s trade surplus and increase its domestic consumption; speeding up currency reform, and avoiding protectionist policies amid the financial crisis.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"