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China’s Wang Tells Pompeo U.S. Must Negotiate on Equal Basis

  • Call comes days after Trump clamped down on China’s Huawei
  • State Department says pair discussed Iran among other matters
Wang Yi, right, with Michael Pompeo in Beijing on June 14, 2018.
Wang Yi, right, with Michael Pompeo in Beijing on June 14, 2018.Photographer: Andy Wong/AFP via Getty Images
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Negotiating on an equal footing is the only way to solve pressing trade issues, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement.

Wang said the U.S has recently harmed China’s interests through various words and actions, including by what he said was containing normal business operations of China companies by political means, according to a readout of the call posted on the ministry website.