Chinese state media says China and US make ‘concrete progress’ on trade deal

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China and the United States have made “concrete progress” on the text of their trade agreement, Chinese state media reported on Friday.

Xinhua reported that Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He held a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday.

“The two sides have further made concrete progress on the text of the trade agreement between the two sides,” the report said, without giving further details.

The statement came after US President Donald Trump said Washington would know where things stood regarding a possible trade deal with China in the next three or four weeks.

China and the United States have made “concrete progress” on the text of their trade agreement, Chinese state media reported on Friday.

Xinhua reported that Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He held a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday.

“The two sides have further made concrete progress on the text of the trade agreement between the two sides,” the report said, without giving further details.

The statement came after US President Donald Trump said Washington would know where things stood regarding a possible trade deal with China in the next three or four weeks.

“We’ll have news on China. Probably one way or the other, we’re going to know over the next three to four weeks,” Trump said during a St Patrick’s Day reception in the White House’s East Room.

He said China had been “very responsible and very reasonable”.

 

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