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- Senior US and Chinese trade negotiators held telephone talks in preparation for a scheduled meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit this week in Japan.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu met Monday with US Trade Representative Robert Laitheiser and Treasury Secretary Stephen Menuchin, where "views were exchanged on economic and trade issues," Xinhua news agency said.
The agency said that the communication was "at the request of the American side", and officials agreed after the follow-up contacts.
According to a US official, the meeting between Trump and Xi will take place on Saturday, on the second day of the "XX" summit hosted by Osaka, Japan.