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China welcomes U.S. invitation for trade talks

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag is seen during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government has received an invitation from the United States for trade talks, and welcomes it.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

The White House’s top economic adviser said on Wednesday the Trump administration has invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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