FLASH: China issues report blaming US for trade dispute, asserts desire for further talks.
China’s struggling to save face.
The latest US tariffs on Chinese imports will not resolve the 2 countries’ trade issues, and the United States bears responsibility for setbacks in the talks process, a policy paper published by the Chinese government said Sunday.
China can ensure good momentum for sustained economic development and economic prospects for the country are “extremely optimistic”, the paper said.
China will not concede on issues of principle, it added.
But it seek a reopening of the trade talks soonest.