China willing to resolve trade dispute with US via dialogue: Newspaper - GulfToday

China willing to resolve trade dispute with US via dialogue: Newspaper

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Liu He exits the office of the US Trade Representative in Washington. File photo/Reuters

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, a state-backed newspaper reported.

Liu, China’s top trade negotiator, was speaking at a tech conference in Chongqing in southwest China, the Chongqing Morning Post reported.

The comments come after US President Donald Trump last week announced an extra 5% duty on some $550 billion of Chinese goods, the latest tit-for-tat move announced hours after China unveiled its retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of US products.

Reuters