Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that he could make a trip to China in an effort to ease tensions between Washington and Beijing over proposed tariffs.
“A trip is under consideration,” Mnuchin told reporters at a press conference in Washington, according to Reuters. “I am not going to make any comment on timing, nor do I have anything confirmed, but a trip is under consideration.”
Mnuchin’s comments came as International Monetary Fund and World Bank officials warned at their spring meetings in Washington that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China could harm global economic expansion.
China’s Commerce Ministry said that Beijing would welcome such a trip, according to The Associated Press.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Max Greenwood