BEIJING – China on Sunday said it welcomed plans by top US
officials to visit the country to discuss trade and economic
issues, amid tensions between the world’s two largest
“The Chinese side has received information that the US side
hopes to come to Beijing to discuss economic and trade issues.
China welcomes this,” a short statement on the commerce
ministry’s website said.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he was
continuing to have discussions with his Chinese counterparts to
try to resolve the differences over trade, and said he may
travel to China.
“I am not going to make any comment on timing, nor do I have
anything confirmed, but a trip is under consideration,” Mnuchin
(Reporting by Gao Lianging and Elias Glenn; Editing by