Trade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: APTrade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: AP
Trade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: AP

China keeps door open to September talks in Washington, despite trade war escalation

  • Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister of commerce, says the meeting is likely to happen as planned
  • Source briefed by the US government said video conferences are planned to lay the groundwork for the next round of face-to-face talks
Topic |   US-China trade war
Trade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: APTrade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: AP
Trade negotiators from the United States and China before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Photo: AP
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