The multinational conglomerate 3M Co said it will invest around $120 million in research and development in the country over the next five years.
Gary Locke said recent trade frictions involving some Chinese companies are "exceptions to the rule".
Sany Group has vowed to "fight to the very end" in its lawsuit against US President Barack Obama after he blocked its wind farm project.
Boeing Co formally delivered one of its 777-300ER jets to Air China, the nation's flag carrier, at a ceremony on Monday at Seattle's Future of Flight Aviation Center.
Microsoft Corp could be excused for being somewhat ambivalent in its attitude toward the Chinese market.
Praxair Inc is further driving the growth of its business in China's gasification, clean fuel and environment sectors.
Apple Inc's latest handset, the iPhone 5, is expected to be on sale in China by December, according to a statement from Tim Cook in a report.
China is to provide technical support for the first time in the building of a third-generation nuclear power plant in the United States.
Moratorium no more for nuclear power
China's solar-panel industry has been rocked by recent US duties on its exports to combat alleged dumping and the specter of similar action by European authorities.
Air China Ltd has seen business pick up this year due to relaxed visa-application procedures and shorter waiting times for Chinese travelers to the United States.
Chinese enterprises in the US often find that their success depends as much on stepping into the American cultural mainstream as it does on business performance.
A new exhibit at New York University attempts a virtual reunification of those objects with their cave origins.