15 November, 2018
American Trade Representative Robert Laetzer along with President Donald Trump
The remarks coincided with a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Thursday to resume talks between the two countries on outstanding trade issues, noting that the two sides were "in close contact" after a telephone conversation on November 1 between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
On Wednesday, Reuters quoted three US government sources as saying that China had provided a written response to US demands for large-scale trade reforms.
President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to meet later this month on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.
China responds to US trade demands