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China says to proceed with trade negotiations with US as planned
[BEIJING] China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Washington will proceed with the bilateral trade negotiations according to plan and that the talks are progressing well.
The ministry, in a statement, said the two sides remain in close communication and that the lead trade negotiators for Beijing and Washington will hold a telephone call on Friday.
US President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to sign an interim trade deal during the Nov 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit next month in Chile, but Chilean officials cancelled the summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country amid violent protests.