WeChat QR Code

Home>News Center

US-China trade talks end without a deal, agree to meet again in Beijing

2019-05-11 09:20:01       source:The Straits Times

May 11, 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Friday (May 10) trade talks with China would continue even after Washington moved to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, avoiding the worst-case scenario of a complete breakdown in negotiations.

Trump’s remarks, which were made in a tweet, followed the end of talks in Washington between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He.

“Over the course of the past two days, the United States and China have held candid and constructive conversations on the status of the trade relationship between both countries,” Trump said, praising his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and saying the negotiations would carry on.

Read more: