US-China trade talks end without progress
US and Chinese officials have ended two days of trade talks without a breakthrough in the growing trade dispute between the two countries.
This week, a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Commerce Wang Shuien visited the United States where he met with the US delegation led by Under Secretary of State for International Affairs David Malpas.
"We have concluded two days of discussions with counterparts from China and exchanged views on how to balance economic relations," White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement on Thursday.
The discussions included addressing structural issues in China, including intellectual property policies and technology transfer.
China said in a brief statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce that the two sides had a constructive and frank dialogue on trade issues and would keep in touch with the next steps.
China and the United States on Friday began applying customs tariffs on reciprocal imports worth $ 16 billion.