BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States agreed to jointly take concrete actions to create favorable conditions for subsequent consultations, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.
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This came after the two countries' chief trade negotiators agreed to hold the 13th round of China-U.S. high-level economic and trade consultations in early October in Washington and maintain close communication before that, spokesman Gao Feng told a press conference.
Working groups of the two sides will conduct consultations in earnest in mid-September to make full preparations for the high-level talks to achieve substantial progress, Gao said.
China firmly opposes escalating the trade war, which harms China, the United States and the whole world, the spokesman said.