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“The leaders’ instructions will be highly important for us to solve the trade friction,” China Commerce Ministry senior official Wang Hejun said during an exclusive interview with Connell McShane on Thursday. “So, a successful meeting would mean that they would instruct us and direct us for the way forward.”
The world’s two largest economies are taking another opportunity at resolving their ongoing trade dispute before next week’s G-20 meeting.
“Of course, we would like to see agreement concluded as soon as possible to end the war,” he said. But China will give no ground on issues that involve China’s sovereignty.”
Hejun hopes that at the conclusion of the G-20 meeting, both world leaders will reach a consensus toward a path to solving the trade dispute. “Talks are not an end to itself, it’s a means to an end,” he said.