China’s official state news agency is reporting that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have had a “constructive” telephone discussion. Also on the call was US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP

US-China trade negotiators in ‘constructive’ phone call

  • Sides discuss ‘core issues’ for phase one trade agreement, Xinhua says
  • Officials also commit to keeping communication channels open, but no other details of talks are revealed
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s official state news agency is reporting that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have had a “constructive” telephone discussion. Also on the call was US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.