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U.S.-China Trade Deal Isn’t Imminent, Ambassador Says

Mar 08 , 2019

The U.S. and China have yet to set a date for a summit to resolve their trade dispute, the U.S. ambassador to China said Friday, as neither side feels an agreement is imminent.

“A date hasn’t been finalized” for a meeting between President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Terry Branstad, the U.S. envoy to Beijing, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He said preparations for such a meeting aren’t yet under way either.

Mr. Branstad said negotiators need to further narrow the gap in their positions, including over the enforcement of a potential deal, before summit arrangements are made.

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