China's Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng attends a news conference at the commerce ministry in Beijing, China. File photo/Reuters
Lead negotiators for China and the United States will meet in Shanghai on July 30 and July 31 for trade talks, China's commerce ministry said on Thursday.
Chinese firms, willing to buy American agricultural products, have asked for prices from US firms and will sign commercial contracts, ministry spokesman Gao Feng told a news conference.
The purchase of US agricultural goods has nothing to do with the restarting of the trade talks, Gao said.