US officials fell short of securing ambitious gains in trade with China in a meeting on Wednesday and press conferences planned to cap off the event were canceled as the two countries wrapped up 100 days of trade talks.
Both China and the United States agreed that the dialogue has served the objective of deepening mutual understanding, building mutual trust and expanding consensus, and laid a solid foundation for long-term and stable cooperation between the two countries, said the statement.
Noting the more than 200 per cent surge in Chinese exports to the United States in the last 15 years, which created a trade deficit of US$309 billion (S$423 billion) last year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted that change was necessary.
"If this were just the natural product of free market forces, we could understand it, but it's not", Ross said.
USA demanded "more fair" trade arrangements.
Wednesday's CED replaces the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which was formalized during the Obama administration, and the longstanding Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade.
Some of these agreements are yet to be implemented, and there has been little evidence of progress on thornier issues, such as excess capacity in China's steel and aluminum sectors.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said the two sides should maintain a healthy dialogue and warned against starting down the path of confrontation over trade.
He also stressed that cooperation is the only right choice for the two countries, a message expressed by several senior Chinese leaders.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of the Chinese, Wang called for cooperation between the two countries to resolve the issues. We need to work together to maximize the benefits for both sides.
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He added that the U.S. and China have no choice but to cooperate economically even if they wanted to buy and hire locally.
Three months after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, shared chocolate cake at an amiable summit in Florida, tensions between the world's two biggest economies are flaring again.
At a White House event Monday, Trump suggested that the relationship is so strong that he asked during the Florida summit to start exporting USA beef to China and that the request was quickly granted.
During the Wednesday meeting, the two sides agreed to pursue economic cooperation based on the principle of win-win cooperation.
"Dialogue can not immediately address all differences, but confrontation will immediately damage the interests of both", Wang said.
"China's development and progress is a long-term certainty, which offers the most important external environment for foreign businesses to work with China", Wang said.
However, in a speech to a business group the day before the talks, Wang said U.S. policies were partly to blame for the high trade deficit.
Thanks to that, "there is huge market potential to tap in United States exports of advanced technologies, key equipment and critical parts to China", Wang said. "Unfortunately, American businesses have not had their fair share of the "cake" due to outdated U.S. regulations on export control".
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