U.S.-China Phase 2 trade talks may not start anytime soon: Global TImes


BEIJING (Reuters) – Phase 2 trade deal talks between Washington and Beijing may not start anytime soon, China’s Global Times reported on Wednesday citing an unnamed source.

The tabloid, published by China’s ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, also quoted an unnamed source close to China’s commerce ministry as saying the existing U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will not be lifted in the short term.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Stella Qiu; Editing by Catherine Evans