On Thursday, the 20th of June 2019, Beijing said that it was anticipating a more flexible approach from Washington over the latest round of talk ahead of a long-expected Trump-Xi talk next week in a G20 summit at the Japanese city of Osaka.
Nonetheless, earlier on May, a negotiation to reach a broad-based trade deal was concluded prematurely following Trump’s tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, while China had been accused of backtracking and blasphemy.
However, following a telephone call between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Trump had said that the trade talks would resume and Xi would join him over a high-stake talk on tariff next week in Japan, which had eventually rekindled the hope of a resolution of this string of disdainful disputes.
Adding that China’s demand must be met, in an interview with the reporters yesterday (June 20th), Chinese Commerce Ministry Spokesman, Gao Feng said, “The heads of the two trade teams will communicate, according to instructions passed down from the two presidents.
We hope (the United States) will create the necessary conditions and atmosphere for solving problems through dialogue as equals,” while US Treasury’s Mnuchin said on Wednesday (June 19th) that he would talk to Chinese Premiere Jiu He over this weekend about resuming the trade talks.