Top Chinese and US envoys discuss next step in trade war talks



Kinling Lo | South China Morning Post

Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have discussed plans for renewed trade talks, the first time senior officials from both countries have had official contact since the presidents of China and the United States reached a truce on tariffs earlier this month.

Despite tension over the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada at Washington’s request, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discussed the plans over the phone on Tuesday morning in a sign that the two nations still want to engage in trade talks.

In a brief statement, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the three men exchanged views on the next step in a road map for consensus.

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