China, US to sign phase one trade agreement next week

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Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China August 6, 2019. (File photo: Reuters)
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China will sign the phase one economic and trade agreement with the United States next week in Washington, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday (January 9).

At the invitation of the US side, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, will lead a delegation to visit Washington from January 13 to 15, MOC spokesperson Gao Feng told a regular press conference.

The two sides are in close contact for the arrangements of the signing of the agreement, Gao added.