With Donald Trump close to clinching the Republican nomination in the U.S. presidential elections, China is urging Americans to be "rational and objective" in viewing the relationship between the two countries.
"It is worth pointing out that mutual benefit 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's foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei, said in a regular press briefing on Wednesday.
"We hope the U.S. people from all walks of life would view bilateral relations from a reasonable and objective perspective," he added.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially suspended his GOP presidential run on Wednesday, making Trump the presumptive GOP nominee.
Kasich was the only candidate left against Trump after Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended his run following the billionaire's resounding victory in Indiana. Trump swept all 57 of the state's GOP delegates, according to NBC.