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China says it hopes U.S. can create conditions for trade talks

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China's foreign ministry reiterated on Tuesday that it had not heard of any recent telephone call between the United States and China on trade, and said it hopes Washington can stop its wrong actions and create conditions for talks.

BEIJING, Aug 27 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry reiterated on Tuesday that it had not heard of any recent telephone call between the United States and China on trade, and said it hopes Washington can stop its wrong actions and create conditions for talks.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a news briefing, after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there had been contact between the two sides but declined to say with whom.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a trade deal with China, citing what he described as increasing economic pressure on Beijing and job losses in China.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

((michael.martina@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 6627-1219; Reuters Messaging: michael.martina.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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