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

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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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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.