Commerce Ministry: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to visit US for trade talks
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit Washington DC, at a proper time to continue the discussion on China-US trade friction with US President Donald Trump’s economic team, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Wednesday.
A US delegation led by Trump’s special envoy and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin visited Beijing last week. In two days of talks, Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, held talks with the US delegation on economic and trade issues of common concern.
The US delegation presented a list of demands regarding trade issues in the meeting. However, no agreement was reached. The two countries agreed to set up a work mechanism to maintain close communications.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the White House is willing to reach a consensus with the Chinese side on trade issues.
"It’s in the interest of the both sides and also the interest of the whole world to resolve differences and handle the China-US trade friction through equal consultations," said Geng Shuang, spokesman from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.