A month before the Office of the US Trade Representative released its Section 301 investigation report in March of this year and provoked the current US-China trade war, the 2018 China Business Climate Survey Report was released by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

It showed that in 2017, 73 percent of US companies achieved profitability in China, and 74 percent of its members plan to expand investment in China in 2018, which is the highest percentage in recent years.