TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - On Monday, China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Lu Kang emphasized that any trade consultation with the United States should be based on the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.
He made the remarks at a press briefing in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recent remarks, Xinhua reported.
Trump, who is visiting Japan, said earlier Monday that Washington was not ready to make a trade deal with Beijing.
"For some time, the U.S. side, including some high-level personnel, has made various comments on China-U.S. trade consultations," added Lu. "Sometimes they said a trade deal would be reached, and sometimes they said there might be some difficulties in reaching a deal."
Chinese top diplomat emphasized that China has always maintained Its position, saying: "If you review China's remarks in the same period, you will find that our position has always been the same."
He added that China has always upheld the position that any difference between two countries, including China-U.S. trade disagreements, should be resolved through friendly consultations and negotiations.
Source: Iran Press