On Sunday, China’s Global Times cited China’s ambassador to the U.S. as saying, China is in the midst of implementing the first phase of the U.S.-China trade pact and hoped that the two could work together to assess the changing situation and coordinate their response.
In January 2020, the U.S. and China signed the a tentative deal to pause a damaging trade war. This was before the coronavirus outbreak was known to the rest of the world. According to reports, the coronavirus outbreak commenced last year in Wuhan, China.
In a statement, Cui Tiankai stated, China was still buying U.S. agricultural products, and was lifting some curbs faced by foreign companies entering its financial market.
“We also hope that the economic teams of the two countries can sit together or hold video conferences to assess the changing situation and coordinate our response,” quoted Cui in the Global Times, as saying.