China and US agree to meet in October for trade negotiations: Chinese Ministry of Commerce

China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that the leaders of the U.S. and Chinese trade talks held a phone call in the morning and agreed to meet in early October for another round of negotiations. Liu He, China’s top negotiator on trade, spoke with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Commerce Ministry statement said, according to a CNBC translation of the Chinese-language text. In a statement to CNBC, a U.S. Trade Representative spokesperson confirmed the phone call, but not the October meeting.

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