September 4, 2019 11:45 PM, EDT

China Says Trade Talks With US to Be Held in October

People shop at an FAO Schwarz toy store in Beijing.People shop at a newly opened FAO Schwarz toy store in Beijing in June. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)

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BEIJING — China’s Commerce Ministry says talks with the United States on ending their tariff war will take place in early October in Washington, later than previously planned.

The Sept. 5 announcement followed new tariff hikes last weekend by both governments and a report that envoys were struggling to agree on a schedule for the talks, which were to have taken place this month.

The Commerce Ministry said the two sides will “conduct conscientious consultations” in mid-September to prepare for the talks.