China’s commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he was unaware of any plans for US trade negotiators to return to Beijing. Photo: AP

Who’s coming when? Steven Mnuchin’s trade talks travel plan is news to Beijing

  • China ‘unaware’ of any such arrangements, commerce ministry says after US treasury secretary tells Congressional hearing he will be heading back to Beijing soon
  • Negotiations damaged by the US ‘unilaterally and continuously’ escalating the conflict, ministry spokesman says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he was unaware of any plans for US trade negotiators to return to Beijing. Photo: AP
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a Senate Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Steven Mnuchin expects to visit Beijing ‘in near future’ for US-China trade talks

  • Comments by US treasury secretary suggest another round of negotiations will take place before June’s G20 summit, where Trump is expected to meet Xi Jinping
  • Mnuchin to have separate talks with G7 finance ministers to update them about issues involving China
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a Senate Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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