Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFPChinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFP
Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFP

Trade war: China remains tight-lipped on talks as December 15 tariff deadline looms

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says only that ‘the two teams are keeping in close communication’
  • Lead negotiators from China and US are expected to speak by phone before Sunday, when new tariffs are due to be implemented, says former US trade official
Topic |   US-China trade war
Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFPChinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFP
Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng says Washington and Beijing are keeping in close contact ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase. Photo: AFP
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