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Thursday 19 September 2019

US and China resume high-level trade talks – reports

China's leader Xi Jinping
China's leader Xi Jinping
Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

China and the United States have resumed high-level talks on trade, the Chinese commerce ministry's spokesman Gao Feng said at a weekly press briefing in Beijing on Thursday, without giving details.

Earlier this month, after a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump said he thought the Washington would make a deal with Beijing on trade but stood ready to levy more tariffs on Chinese goods if no progress is made.

The two countries resumed talks after the call, ending a three-month hiatus that saw relations deteriorate as the United States accused China of interfering in domestic politics and seeking to undermine Trump.

Reuters

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