The United States and China are still struggling to strike a limited trade deal to end their trade war.
However, there may be a fresh glint of hope as Beijing has invited a U.S. trade delegation to the Chinese capital for more talks.
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Mark, China's chief trade negotiator has invited his American counterparts for a fresh round of face-to-face talks.
According to Wall Street Journal on Thursday, China's Liu He asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hold a meeting during a phone call last week.
Liu reportedly preferred to set a date before American Thanksgiving, which is next Thursday.
While leaving some room for a possible meeting, Lighthizer and Mnuchin did not immediately accept the request.
Sources say it would be burdensome for the American delegation to cross the Pacific Ocean for talks when China provides no clear commitment to not violate intellectual property rights or forcing technology transfer and purchasing agricultural products.
But U.S. President Donald Trump says China will have to make a deal he likes and he's "happy" for now and is in no rush.
Reuters reported Wednesday that the Trump administration faces more demands from China, as Beijing presses for extensive tariff rollbacks.
The U.S. plans to impose new 15-percent tariffs on Chinese goods from next month.