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Trade War : US-China hold ‘constructive’ talks ahead of October ministerial-level dialogues

Washington DC, Sep 21: The United States and China had held “constructive” face-to-face official-level discussion on trade, state-run Xinhua news agency has reported on Saturday.

According to Reuters, the two nations agreed to continue communicating on issues related to trade and tariffs, and discussed the details of the forthcoming round of trade dialogues in October.

On Sep 6, the US and China agreed to resume high-level bilateral trade talks in early October in Washington DC amid an intense trade war between two world’s largest economies.

According to Strait Times, the fresh dialogues were discussed during a telephonic conversation between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese vice premier Liu He, the Chinese commerce ministry stated in an official statement.

However, the US trade envoy’s office did not offer any details of the coming trade talks of high-level ministerial delegations, stating these are expected to take place in the coming weeks.

On August 24, China expressed its willingness to resolve its bilateral trade spat with the United States, calling for a “calm” negotiations with American counterparts and opposing the rise of the dispute, Chinese vice premier Liu He said.
Liu’s statement came after US President Donald Trump announced an additional levy on at least $500 billion worth Chinese exports, a few hours after Beijing revealed its retaliatory tariffs over $75 billion worth American goods.
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