U.S.-China Trade Deal Isn’t Imminent So No Summit Date Set, Envoy Says



Lingling Wei and Jeremy Page | The Wall Street Journal

Negotiators need to narrow gap over enforcement of potential deal before summit arrangements are made, U.S. ambassador to China says

BEIJING—The U.S. and China have yet to set a date for a summit to resolve their trade dispute, the U.S. ambassador to China said Friday, as neither side feels an agreement is imminent.

“A date hasn’t been finalized” for a meeting between President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Terry Branstad, the U.S. envoy to Beijing, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He said preparations for such a meeting aren’t yet under way either.

[To read the original article, click here.]