China, US hold trade talks, agree to ‘push forward’ phase one deal

Top Chinese and US negotiators spoke on the phone Tuesday about their phase one economic deal, Beijing’s commerce ministry said, amid soaring tensions between the two sides on several fronts.

Vice Premier Liu He spoke with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the phone, and both sides “agreed to create conditions and atmosphere to continue to push forward the implementation of the phase-one of the China-US economic and trade agreement”, the ministry said.