May 8, 2019 / 3:15 PM / 4 months ago

White House says China has indicated it wants to make trade deal

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks with reporters in the driveway at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has received an indication from China that Beijing wants to make a trade deal, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday, after Washington announced it will raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Trade delegations from Washington and Beijing are scheduled to begin their latest round of talks on Thursday.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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