Chinese-US chief trade negotiators to communicate following Presidents' instructions

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Added On June 22, 2019

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) says chief trade negotiators of China and the United States will communicate in line with the instructions made by the two heads of state.
 
MOC spokesperson Gao Feng made the remarks on Thursday at a news conference in Beijing.
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GAO FENG, MOC Spokesperson
"Negotiating teams from both sides will earnestly implement the important instructions by the two heads of state and make preparations for the meeting between them during the G20 Summit in Osaka."
Gao also said China's fundamental principles, position and attitude on China-U.S. trade negotiations have been consistent and clear, and that China's core concerns must be properly addressed.
He added that "there is no winner in a trade war".
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GAO FENG, MOC Spokesperson
"We hope that the U.S. side stops its misconduct as soon as possible to avoid greater losses suffered by enterprises and consumers in both countries and causing recession-level damage to the global economy and to create the necessary conditions and environment for solving problems through dialogue on an equal footing."
 
Gao said as the world's two largest economies, China and the United States have complementary economic structures, close links and enormous converging interests.
 
He said China believes the two sides "can find ways to properly solve their problems through equitable dialogue and accommodating each other's legitimate concerns."