Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (left) and General Motors President Mark Reuss during a media day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept 14, 2022

China's ambassador to the United States has warned against the potential risks of trying to cut off China, using a visit to the Detroit auto show

"To decouple with China means to disconnect from the world's largest market, as well as the biggest opportunity," Mr Qin Gang said Wednesday.

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The interests of both nations are "intertwined", he said, pointing out that General Motors' latest models are "designed, developed, produced and to be sold" in China

Trade and political tensions between China and the US will "for sure" impact industry collaboration in the short term, Mr Qin said.

while more China-built cars are being exported to the rest of the world.

US President Joe Biden, who attended the show earlier inside the day, attributed the electrical transformation sweeping america vehicle marketplace to American innovation.

"Thanks to American ingenuity, American engineers, American auto workers, it's all changing."