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As Trump Nears Nomination, China Urges 'Reasonable' View to Relations

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FILE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, April 27, 2016.

FILE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, April 27, 2016.

With the tough-talking Donald Trump the presumptive Republican president nominee, Beijing is urging Americans to take a "reasonable and objective" view of U.S.-Chinese relations.

Trump has criticized Chinese trade policies, accusing the Asian country of "raping" the U.S. and stealing American jobs.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei had no comment Wednesday when asked if Chinese officials are "nervous" that Trump may be the next president of the United States.

But he said "it is worth pointing out that mutual benefits and win-win results are defining features of economic cooperation and trade between China and the U.S. and meet the common interests of both."

China is the United Stages' largest trading partner. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei has called Trump "irrational" for proposing a tariff on Chinese imports as high as 45 percent.

China's official Xinhua news agency says Trump is "wrong" about basic economics and accused the candidate of using harsh rhetoric against China to woo voters.

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