Wed, 08 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, New York - It was the United States that went back on previously reached trade agreements, and not China, according to China's ambassador to the U.S.

Cui Tiankai on Tuesday told Fox News Channel the U.S. through its negotiating team, kept changing its mind. Even when agreements had been reached, U.S. negotiators would then return to the table and say they no longer agreed with what they had previously signed off on.

Dispite the disagreements, the Chinese ambassador said his country was still open to further negotiations.

The problem now is there are no further negotiations scheduled. The last two days of talks, held in Washington DC, concluded on 10 May, the same day President Trump implemented $200 billion of new tariffs on imported Chinese goods.

Nonetheless China is still keen to talk.

"China remains ready to continue our talks with our American colleagues to reach a conclusion. Our door is still open," Cui told Fox News on Tuesday.

"It's quite clear it is the U.S. side that more than once changed its mind overnight and broke the tentative deal already reached." he added.

"So we are still committed to whatever we agree to do, but it is the U.S. side that changed its mind so often."

(Photo credit: You Tube).

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