China to proceed with trade negotiations with the U.S. as planned
China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Washington will proceed with the bilateral trade negotiations according to plan and that the talks have been progressing well.
The ministry said in a statement that the two countries remained in clos communication and that the lead trade negotiators for Beijing and Washington will hold a telephone call on Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said that he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to sign an interim trade deal during next month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile. However, Chilean officials cancelled the summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country amid violent protests.