FILE PHOTO: A Federal Express delivery truck is showcased in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States, October 24, 2018. REUTERS / Mike Blake
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China's investigation of FedEx Corp concerning misdirected couriers should not be seen as a retaliatory action against the US company, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. a deteriorating climate of relations between China and the United States.
The survey was intended to convey the message that any economic entity in China must comply with the laws and regulations of the country, he said in a comment.
"China is willing to share opportunities in its courier market with foreign investors. Neglecting the rights and legitimate interests of Chinese customers is not acceptable, "said Xinhua.
China on Friday opened an investigation into FedEx Corp for packages delivered to the wrong address, without giving details of the deliveries in question.
The decision comes after Huawei Technologies Co Ltd complained that the US company has diverted packages destined for addresses of the Chinese technology giant in Asia in the United States. FedEx said the packages had been "misdirected erroneously".
The investigation has raised concerns that more US companies with activities in China could be caught in friction between the two countries, after Washington blacklisted Huawei last month, citing national security. .
Brenda Goh's report; Edited by Stephen Coates