lørdag 11. mai 2019

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘small setbacks’ will not derail trade war talks

The latest trade war talks between China and the United States in Washington may have ended without a deal on Friday, but Beijing’s top negotiator said the negotiations have not broken down. Speaking to selected Chinese media in the US capital before heading home, Vice-Premier Liu He described the meetings as “candid and constructive” and said the two sides had agreed to meet again in Beijing to continue their discussions.

For the first time, Liu also outlined the differences between the two sides. “The negotiations have not broken down,” he says in a video clip published on Xinhua’s website. “Quite the opposite. I think they are normal. Small setbacks are inevitable in bilateral negotiations. Looking ahead, we are cautiously optimistic about the future.”