Signs of new US-China trade talks emerge as increased tariffs loom


Trade talks between the US and China appear to have restarted, with President Donald Trump hinting that some discussions took place on Thursday.

"There is a talk scheduled for today at a different level," Trump said in an interview with Fox News Radio, without giving details.

"China wants to make a deal," he said, adding: "We’ll see what happens."

It comes as a new round of US tariffs on some Chinese goods is scheduled to take effect on Sunday.

Meanwhile, China's commerce ministry also said a September round of meetings was being discussed by both sides, but said it was important for Washington to cancel a tariff hike. 

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