We understand that this week’s discussions covered famili

ound on structural issues and look forward to hearing details about any progress that was made,” said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.

The Washington-based council has urged both governments to use this month to address their unresolved issues, he said in a statement.

The Chinese delegation said that creating a market environment of fair competition is in line with the general di

rection of China’s reform and opening-up, and therefore China will actively address relevant US concerns.

The two countries have agreed to take effective measures to promote the more b

alanced development of bilateral trade. China will make active efforts to expand im

ports from the US in agriculture, energy, manufacturing and services, which will help the country’s pursuit of high

-quality economic development and meet the people’s demand for a better life, the Chinese delegation said.

It’s clear that changes to the bilateral commercial relationship are underway, but b

ecause the issues are complex, it will take hard work and considerable time to resolve them, Allen said.

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