US and China will resume trade talks ahead of a meeting between their leaders at a G20 summit next week, US President Donald Trump has said.

Mr Trump said on Twitter he had a “very good” call with Chinese President Xi Jinping and their teams would start talks before they met in Japan.

The US escalated tensions with tariff hikes in May, derailing months of talks between the economic powerhouses.

The two countries have been fighting a damaging trade war over the past year.

The Chinese president said he was prepared to meet with Mr Trump at the G20 meeting next week, according to state media Xinhua.

Mr Trump said he would have an “extended meeting” with his Chinese counterpart at the summit in Japan.

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