August 23, 2018 / 7:24 AM / 3 months ago

China hopes to reach a good result in trade talks with U.S.

BEIJING, Aug 23 (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that China hopes to reach a good result in trade talks with the United States, and that it hopes the United States can meet China halfway.

Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comments at a daily news briefing, after the two countries escalated their acrimonious trade war, implementing punitive 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of the other’s goods. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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