China says it discussed with US ways to cut steel output capacity

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FILE PHOTO - A labourer shovels iron ore into a steel ladle at Wuhan Iron and Steel Group in the capital of central China's Hubei province October 17, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Senior Chinese and U.S. officials discussed cutting excess global steel production capacity and agreed to "active and effective" measures to address the issue, China's embassy in Washington said on Thursday, a day after high-level economic meetings in Washington.

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"In this breakout session, the two sides focused their discussion on steel, aluminum and high-tech trade," the embassy said in a statement. "The two sides had in-depth discussion on cutting excess steel production capacity in the world and agreed to active and effective measures to jointly address this global issue."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and David Lawder; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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