China’s commerce ministry was out with some official comments in the last hour, confirming that the top US and Chinese trade officials will hold discussions under instruction from respective leaders.
• Our stance on trade talks has been consistent and our fundamental demands must be met.
• Trump said during a call with Xi that a solution should be found soon.
• The US will hurt its own economy if the trade war continues.
• We hope that the US listens to industry voices and abandons the wrong behaviour of threatening tariffs and waging a trade war.