China says in close contact with US over next stage of talks
Further comments by China's commerce ministry
- China and US to push ahead with trade talks as scheduled
- Declines to comment on specifics of structural issues discussed with the US
- Declines to comment on any further purchases of agricultural goods
They're still very much keeping mum over the whole situation. Nothing that will really encourage markets to find another leg to rally at this point. With regards to future trade talks, there is some anticipation of one being held between Trump and China vice president Wang Qishan in Davos later this month but that is now cast in doubt as the US shutdown continues.