June 19, 2018 / 3:31 PM / 10 months ago

White House's Navarro: no progress after trade talks with China

FILE PHOTO - White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro (L), a member of the U.S. trade delegation to China, leaves a hotel in Beijing, China May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Tuesday that multiple rounds of talks between U.S. and Chinese officials had not yielded progress over a growing trade dispute, spurring tariffs that he said were needed to defend U.S. interests.

“Our phone lines are open, they have always been open,” Navarro told reporters on a conference call.

“The fundamental reality is that talk is cheap. ... The president has taken action on behalf of the American people and it’s a necessary defense of the crown jewels of American technology and intellectual property against Chinese theft.”

Reporting by Jeff Mason, David Lawder and Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Will Dunham

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