US – CHINA Beijing trade talks extended one more day
US and Chinese negotiators meeting this week in Beijing have agreed to extend trade talks until Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the office of the US Trade Representative.
China’s Commerce Ministry said ahead of the meeting that it would last only two days.
The Trump administration, in its own notice announcing the US delegation, did not specify how long the visit would last, saying only that talks between the two countries were “beginning Monday.”
US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the negotiations were going “very well”.
Talks with China are going very well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2019
Officials on both sides have said little else about the progress of discussions so far, though a leaked photograph from Monday indicated a surprise appearance by Liu He, China’s vice-premier, at the meeting of otherwise low-ranking officials.