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China, US to hold annual talks on trade in Guangzhou

Updated: Nov 13,2015 7:12 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China and the United States will hold their annual talks on commerce and trade in Guangzhou, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Nov 13.

The 26th Session of the China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) is slated for Nov 21 to 23, spokesman Hong Lei said at a routine press briefing.

Vice-Premier Wang Yang, US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Trade Representative Michael Froman will co-chair the talks. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will attend the JCCT, Hong said.

The two sides will discuss important economic and trade issues, as well as how to expand cooperation based on the outcomes of President Xi Jinping’s US visit this September.