Global Times

Amid the China-US trade war, most American companies saw their profitability decline in China in 2018. But the nation remained a high-priority market for the majority of US companies, a survey showed on Tuesday.

China ranked as a first or top-three priority in 62 percent of members’ near-term global investment plans, according to a survey released by the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China). The percentage was higher than 2017, when it was 59 percent, or 2016, when it stood at 56 percent.