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China Cancels Trade Talks With US as Tariff Threats Escalate

A mid-level Chinese delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Vice Premier Liu He's visit, but the trip has now been abandoned.

Shanghai: China has cancelled upcoming trade talks with the US and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

The Wall Street Journal said a mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu’s visit, but the trip has now been abandoned.

Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods set to go into effect from Sept. 24.

(Reuters)

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