Washington, DC, United States (VoA) – China’s foreign ministry says Chinese negotiators are preparing to travel to the United States for their next round of trade talks, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump complained the process was taking too long and threatened higher tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Monday that China was “trying to get more information” about Trump’s comments about new tariffs.
Geng did not specify whether Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top trade negotiator, was among those preparing to make the trip to Washington this week.
Trump wrote Sunday on Twitter: “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!”
He said he will raise existing 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25%, and to impose new tariffs on another $325 billion of other products.
The Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday that China is considering canceling trade talks scheduled to take place in Washington this week.
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