Beijing hopes Washington creates needed conditions for trade talks

By Zhong Nan and Jing Shuiyu  | chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: June 20, 2019
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Beijing hopes Washington will create the necessary conditions for dialogue, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

China hopes the United States will listen to its industry and stop threatening tariffs and waging a trade war, Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters at a regular briefing.

Asked if China's precondition for restarting talks was still tied to the three issues being met, Gao said its basic stance on the trade talks was consistent, and its fundamental demands must be met.