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hina and the US has cast a shadow on the next round of trade talks scheduled to be held in the US next month.
雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信Experts said that Liu’s remarks signaled China’s willingn
ess to continue trade talks with the US while sending out the message that i
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“They showed China’s positive gesture ahead of the trade talks and that
雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信it is hoping to continue the negotiations and reach an agreement with the US,” said for
mer vice-minister of commerce Wei Jianguo, who is now vice-president of Beijing-based Chi
na Center for International Economic Exchanges, a government think tank.雅博体育app下载419论坛
“But the country is not fearful of the extreme US pressure, and it is capable of dealing with the worst results,” Wei said. “Th
ey (Liu’s remarks) were also a reassuring message to global companies and investors that China’s market reform an
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s capable of shielding the economy from the negative impact of trade conflicts,” he added.
On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that
雅博体育app下载419论坛the US administration’s threat to order US companies to seek alter
natives to doing business with China sounds more like a political slogan than a practical move.雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信
“Even if it were to happen, there would be others to fill the gap. In the
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The ministry said that the US tariff hikes have dragged down international trade and global economic growth, and it stro
ngly urged the US not to misjudge the situation and to stop the wrong moves immediately.雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信
“If the US puts the tariff measures into action, China will absolu
tely take measures to safeguard its legitimate interests,” Geng said.