PressTV-US-China trade talks break down amid new tariffs

US-China trade talks in Washington have concluded with no major breakthrough amid deepening trade dispute and implementation of another round of import tariffs on each other’s products.

Chinese commerce ministry described the talks as only “candid” in a Friday statement, adding that the two sides will stay in touch. A White House official referred to the negotiations as simply exchange of “views.”

“We concluded two days of discussions with counterparts from China and exchanged views on how to achieve fairness, balance, and reciprocity in the economic relationship,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

She said the discussions included “addressing structural issues in China,” including its intellectual property and technology transfer policies.

China on Thursday filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the US tariffs. It came after the US and China each launched duties of 25 percent on…

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