Chinese foreign ministry: China, US maintain close contact on trade issues

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a state dinner in Beijing, China in 2017. (File photo: Reuters)

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday China and the United States have maintained close contact on bilateral trade issues.

Trump said on Thursday that the two countries would soon announce a new location at which he and Xi would sign a “Phase One” trade deal.

But speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang dismissed as speculation talk the two leaders will meet in Macau.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01