Trump says China broke promise to buy American farm goods

China says US trade row can be resolved through mutual respect, says ministry spokesman

China says US trade row can be resolved through mutual respect, says ministry spokesman

Chinese and USA negotiators spoke by phone Tuesday and are discussing a face-to-face meeting in the future. Washington had sharply raised tariffs after talks broke down in May and Beijing followed suit. But US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to revive negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan on June 29.

The American officials spoke to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan on Tuesday, according to an emailed statement from a US government official who declined to be identified.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday the United States expects China to start purchasing crops and USA agricultural products soon and noted that trade talks between the two countries are ongoing. In an interview with the Fox Business Network, Kudlow described the discussions as "preliminary" and said meetings will "probably" be arranged, but did not give more details.

"Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would". Kudlow noted that Trump has agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs and will allow certain United States products to be sold to Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

On Tuesday, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He exchanged views with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a phone call on implementing an agreement reached between Xi and Trump at their meeting in Osaka, the Ministry said in an earlier statement, without elaborating. He had previously threatened to put punitive duties on an additional $300 billion in Chinese exports.

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