The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China

08/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 16:59

Chinese, US chief trade negotiators hold phone talks

BEIJING - Vice-Premier Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, held a phone conversation at request with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Aug 13.

In the phone talks, China lodged solemn representations concerning US additional tariffs on the Chinese imports starting on Sept 1.

The two sides agreed to hold another phone conversation in two weeks.

Commerce Minister Zhong Shan, Governor of the People's Bank of China Yi Gang, and Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe also joined the talks.