No schedule for further face-to-face negotiations was released after the talks.
U.S. -China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.
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Optimistic investors are placing their bets on the stock market once again, boosted by the United States' and China's latest attempt to resolve their trade war. Among many things, the Communist leader pledged to buy more USA agricultural and industrial products, allow increased access to Chinese markets, and abide by more cybersecurity and property theft rules.
At a press conference on January 10, Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng said the talks had been "solemn, earnest, and candid", as reflected by the fact that the dialogue was extended by a day.
The negotiations now pave the way for both countries' top negotiators - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He - to thrash out a deal. Economists now see the threat of deflation in China after producer price inflation slowed sharply in December, to the weakest pace since 2016. The partners are promoting settlements in ruble and yuan in an attempt to bypass the U.S. dollar and other Western currencies due to numerous anti-Russian sanctions and persisting trade pressure placed on Beijing by Washington. The U.S. and China have slapped a tariffs on a combined $360 billion in each other's imports since July.
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The Chinese responded by slapping tariffs of $110bn worth of U.S. goods. Meanwhile, "currencies are holding firm riding the wave sentiment from the positive buzz in U.S". Unfortunately, China's definition of what "should not and can not" be reformed has always included precisely the areas of most US concern.
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They include changes to China's policies on intellectual property protection, technology transfers, industrial subsidies and other non-tariff barriers to trade.
The two sides "held extensive, deep and thorough exchanges on trade and structural issues of common concern, which promoted mutual understanding and established a foundation for the resolution of each others' concerns", it said.
Both sides have implemented the consensus reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his USA counterpart Donald Trump, and had in-depth discussions about structural economic problems, the ministry said in a statement.
Even so, progress in talks signals that an interim deal that suspends new tariff hikes is possible, according to Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economics at Oxford Economics in Hong Kong. The US services trade surplus with China was United States dollars 40.2 billion in 2017.