China, US to meet on business, trade

Updated: 2013-12-13 17:07


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BEIJING - China and the United States will hold their annual meeting to discuss business ties and trade issues next week, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang, US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Trade Representative Michael Froman will co-chair the meeting, Hong told a regular briefing.

The 24th Session of China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) was slated for December 19-20 in Beijing.

The JCCT was launched in 1983 as a platform for the two countries to promote trade and address issues of mutual concern.