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China says discussed with U.S. in Shanghai why earlier trade talks broke down

China says discussed with U.S. in Shanghai why earlier trade talks broke down
FILE PHOTO: China's Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng attends a news conference at the commerce ministry in Beijing, China, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter -
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that Chinese and U.S. negotiators discussed topics including why previous trade talks broke down and principles for future talks during a meeting in Shanghai this week.

China and the United States can find a solution to trade issues if both sides’ concerns are taken into consideration, Gao Feng, spokesman with the Ministry of Commerce, told a news briefing responding to a question on when the countries’ protracted trade war will end.

U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended a brief round of trade talks on Wednesday with little sign of progress and agreed to meet again in September. It was their first in-person talks since a G20 truce in June as both sides try to find a way out of the year-long dispute.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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