May 11 (Reuters) - China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He told Chinese state media in the United States on Friday, following a round of discussions in Washington which he described as “honest” and “constructive”.
Liu said he did not think the potential trade deal had “disintegrated”, and that small setbacks were inevitable. China and the United States had much mutual understanding, but they still had differences over “principle issues”, Liu said.
China cannot make concessions on those “principle issues”, he added. But Liu said he was cautiously optimistic about future talks.
China strongly opposes the latest round of U.S. tariff hikes, and as a nation, has to respond to that, he said, without giving details. (Reporting by Yawen Chen and Ryan Woo in Beijing, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)