May 17, 2018 / 5:06 AM / 5 months ago

China vice premier says proactively seeking resolutions on trade dispute with U.S. - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Vice Premier Liu He said China was proactively seeking appropriate resolutions on the trade dispute with the United States during his visit of Washington, official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends the news conference following the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee - RC1B247B8840

Liu He said during his meetings in Washington with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as well as current U.S. lawmakers that healthy Sino-U.S. relations are in line with the interests of both countries and that Beijing and Washington should properly handle the trade dispute with mutual respect and aim for mutually beneficial outcomes, according to Xinhua.

Liu and other senior Chinese officials are visiting Washington for the second round of trade negotiations.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Fang Cheng; Editing by Michael Perry

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