Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He discusses trade deal text with US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin



Teddy Ng | South China Morning Post

  • Xinhua reports phone call with US counterparts on Tuesday morning in which the two sides ‘make plan for next stage of work’
  • Conversation comes after uncertainty over presidents’ summit and Donald Trump hinting he could walk away from a deal

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He discussed a trade agreement text with his US counterparts on Tuesday, seeking to end their prolonged trade war amid uncertainties over the negotiations.

State news agency Xinhua reported that Liu had a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at 7am on Tuesday.

“Both sides had consultations on key issues regarding the text, and made a plan for the next stage of work arrangements,” the report said, without giving further details.

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