(Yicai Global) Jan. 24 --China's Ministry of Commerce has dismissed rumors that the United States has cancelled this week's talks to negotiate their ongoing trade frictions.
Representatives from both countries have been maintaining good communication, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said in a press conference. Vice President Liu He is set to visit the US on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 to hold high-level negotiations and facilitate an agreement between the two nations.
Several foreign media outlets had reported that US President Donald Trump's administration had refused claims that two Chinese vice ministers were scheduled to visit the US this week.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and trade rep Robert Lighthizer invited Liu to visit. The trip will be the second round of negotiations between the two countries this month, after a US delegation traveled to Beijing on Jan. 6 for a two-day meeting.