Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are in contact through various channels. So, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Monday at a briefing commented on the statement by the American leader that he plans to invite Xi Jinping to the United States in the event of signing a trade deal.
“I’m afraid the answer I can give you will be shorter than your question. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are in contact through various channels,” he said.
President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday during a conversation on the South Lawn of the White House that an agreement that would mark the completion of the first phase of the negotiations on the final trade deal between Washington and Beijing would be signed in the United States should it be reached.
On October 11, the president announced following talks with Vice Premier of the State Council of the PRC Liu He that Washington and Beijing had reached a “significant first stage” in the framework of a deal to resolve bilateral trade disputes. He added that the agreements reached would be “fixed on paper”. It was expected that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump will meet on November 17 in the APEC fields in Chile to complete the first phase of trade agreements. Following a statement by the Chilean authorities about their intention to cancel the APEC summit, White House Deputy Spokeswoman Hogan Gidley said the United States intends to complete the first phase of the trade agreement with China as scheduled.
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