BEIJING: China on Tuesday did not confirm a planned face-to-face meeting between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump, after the US leader threatened new tariffs against Beijing amid an escalating trade war.
Mr Trump said a meeting with Mr Xi has been "scheduled" during the G20 summit in Japan later this month, and that he expected the Chinese leader to attend, report agencies."We have noticed that the US has repeatedly publicly expressed its expectation that the Chinese and US heads of state will meet during the G20 summit," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing.
"If there is any news in this regard, we will release it in due time."
A Trump-Xi meeting would mark a turning point in the bruising trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies, which has spooked markets worldwide.