ps. Here's why there are no in person US China trade talks scheduled
Chinese leaders are holding very private meetings, as they do each summer
- In the northern Chinese resort town of Beidaihe
- on the Yellow Sea about 125 miles from Beijing
The agenda, guest list and exact dates are not made public.
- Xi and other state leaders are expected in early August
- Discussion is likely to centre on the economy, the US trade war, unrest in HK
There will be no decisions made in trade talks on the Chines e side before this takes place. Hence the phone chats only at this stage.