The last round of trade talks between the United States and China took place in Shanghai in July. Photo: AP

China ‘still discussing’ next round of trade war talks with US amid escalating tensions as new tariffs loom

  • Commerce ministry spokesman confirms sides have maintained ‘effective communications’ since last round of face-to-face talks in Shanghai in July
  • China has lodged a formal diplomatic complaint with latest tariff increases by US President Donald Trump set to come into force this weekend
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The last round of trade talks between the United States and China took place in Shanghai in July. 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.