May 6, 2019 / 2:23 AM / 21 days ago

China vice premier 'very unlikely' to go to U.S. this week -Global Times editor in chief

BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - China’s Vice Premier Liu He is “very unlikely” to go to the United States this week following U.S. President Donald Trump’s “threat” to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times newspaper said on Monday.

“Let Trump raise tariffs. Let’s see when trade talks can resume,” Hu Xijin said in a tweet.

Global Times is a tabloid published by the Ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily.

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Michael Perry

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