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China, US to hold annual trade talks next week

Updated: Dec 10,2014 4:58 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China and the United States will hold their annual talks on commerce and trade ties in Chicago next week, a Foreign Ministry Spokesperson announced on Dec 10.

The 25th Session of the China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) was slated for Dec 16 to 18, spokesman Hong Lei told a routine press briefing.

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

Launched in 1983, the JCCT plays an important role in promoting China-US economic cooperation and addressing trade issues.