David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs at the US Department of the Treasury, gestures during the 2018 G20 Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 18, 2018. He announced Washington’s withdrawal from decade-old economic talks with China as differences escalated between the two countries. Photo: Reuters

‘I misspoke’: US official blunders by mistakenly declaring key China talks dead

The comments by David Malpass about the supposed cancellation of the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue sowed confusion - as did his retraction

Topic |   US-China relations

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David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs at the US Department of the Treasury, gestures during the 2018 G20 Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 18, 2018. He announced Washington’s withdrawal from decade-old economic talks with China as differences escalated between the two countries. Photo: Reuters
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