September 25, 2018 / 4:02 AM / in 3 months

CORRECTED-China says U.S. trade talks hard to proceed with knife at its neck

(Corrects China vice commerce minister’s comments on trade talks with U.S.)

BEIJING, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Sino-U.S. trade talks have been difficult to proceed, with the United States putting a “knife to China’s neck”, Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said on Tuesday.

When the talks can restart completely would depend on the “will” of the United States, Wang said at a press conference.

One cannot say that all previous trade discussions have been useless, but the United States has abandoned its mutual understanding with China, Wang said. (Reporting by Yawen Chen and Se Young Lee Writing by Ryan Woo Editing by Eric Meijer)

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