China's President Xi Jinping (C) sits with members of the Chinese delegation during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump (Not Pictured) at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., April 7, 2017.
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BEIJING – China is willing to calmly resolve the trade dispute with the United States and is continuing to escalate into tensions, Gao Feng, spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce, said Thursday.
"Gao said," According to a CNBC translation of his Mandarin-language remarks, "We have been rejecting the escalation of the trade and are willing to negotiate and collaborate in order to solve this problem." He noted that the Chinese and U.S.
Donald Trump on Monday said he was in the US over the weekend The trump has described it.
Tensions between the world's two-largest economies escalated late in the week with each country announcing plans to increase the value of goods the other.
"At present, there have been a lot of all kinds of sayings. In the area of economics and trade, we want to clarify the facts and let everyone understand the truth, "Gao said." He declined to confirm Trump's comments counted among such sayings. "
The last-known high-level call between both delegations what on August 1
However, after the latest It is not clear how close the US and China are to be discussed in September, Gao said both are discussing the matter.