Trump and Xi exchanged repeatedly in various ways before signing the trade deal, China's Foreign Ministry confirmed.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Canh Shuang said during a press conference today in Beijing that President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping were still in contact with each other in many ways, before the two leaders signed. Phase one trade deal.
The statement was issued by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman the day after Trump expressed optimism about the trade deal and said it would be signed in the US after it was completed.
Meanwhile, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in Bangkok on January 3 that some locations in both the US and China could become the venue for the signing of an agreement between the leaders of the two countries.
However, Canh still did not confirm where the leaders of the two countries will meet, and stated that the information they could meet in Macau was just a "pure rumor".
US President Donald Trump (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on June 29. Image: Reuters.
The first US-China trade deal is being finalized by negotiators between the two countries and may be completed this month. The world's two largest economies initially planned to sign a sideline agreement at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) in Chile on November 16-17, but Chile abruptly canceled the organization. sued for large-scale protests.
The US-China trade war that broke out last year caused losses to both countries and the global economy, as the two sides repeatedly launched "tit-for-tat" tax attacks. The world's two largest economies have recently given good signals, saying they are about to reach a first-phase trade agreement on currencies, financial services and agricultural products.
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