The China General Chamber of Commerce – the largest non-profit organization representing Chinese companies in the US, hosted their annual Lunar New Year gala in New York on Wednesday. The event highlights the importance of business ties between the world’s two largest economies at a time when many are worried about protectionism from US President Donald Trump. China’s Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai was one of the evening’s keynote speakers, saying that the belief that protectionism will bring economic security is as false as the belief that nuclear weapons will bring better security for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).