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
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

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
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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