Shipping investor to increase US exports as Trump's commerce secretary

US investor Wilbur Ross emerged with criticism of China and support for US shipping regulations when presenting his vision for his new role as the US secretary of commerce. He also looks set to drop the reins on his companies so that he can accede to public office.

Wilbur Ross, incoming Secretary of Commerce in the Trump administration during the Senate hearing in Washington. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo/Polfoto

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