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     BEIJING (MNI) - Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators will meet again in
Washington next week to resume talks after making important development in
Beijing this week, President Xi Jinping said Friday in a statement carried by
the official Xinhua News Agency.
     Xi urges officials from both sides to work towards reaching a win-win
agreement, according to Xinhua. 
     The two sides made new advancement in some important and difficult topics
after two-day in-depth discussions, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the readout by Xinhua.
     The U.S. officials are hopeful about the outcome while acknowledging much
work to do, Lighthizer and Mnuchin said according to Xinhua.
     China is willing to adopt the cooperative approach to tackle economic and
trade conflicts and to facilitate reaching a deal acceptable to both sides, Xi
said, adding "cooperation should have principles."
     Xi said he is willing to keep contact with President Donald Trump "in any
means" as he values a good working relationship between the two leaders.
     Both sides expressed willingness to enhance communication, and work towards
reaching a trade deal beneficial to both, according to Xinhua.
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: iris.ouyang@marketnews.com
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 10 8532 5998; email: william.bi@mni-news.com
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