China grants U.S. request, cancels farm visits
China canceled its planned visits to American farms as the United States requested to defer it, noted that it’s not triggered by results in the trade talks held in Washington last week.
The Chinese delegation was asked by the U.S. government to call off the visits as the office of the U.S> Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was not notified and cited domestic reasons.
Vice Premier Liu He of China is planning to visit Washington in mid-October to meet Lighthizer as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for ministerial-level negotiations.
The cancellation news from China’s side broke out after U.S. President Donald Trump said he wasn’t interested in a “partial deal” with China based on Beijing increasing its purchases of U.S. agricultural products.
“Negotiations on the agriculture area went very well, and the two sides held through and candid communication,” Chinese media said.
China is also willing to expand agriculture trade with the U.S. and deepen cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect.