China cancels trade talks with US amid escalating tariff threats

Reuters | Published: September 22, 2018 10:23:06 | Updated: September 22, 2018 21:48:10

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Shanghai, China September 17, 2018. Reuters

China has cancelled upcoming trade talks with the United States and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

The Wall Street Journal said a mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu’s visit, but the trip has now been abandoned.

Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods set to go into effect from September 24.

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