UPDATE 1-Chinese official says 'consensus steadily increasing' in U.S. trade talks
"Consensus is steadily increasing," said Wang Xiaolong, the director general of the Foreign Ministry's department of international economic affairs.
"There are also differences," Wang added.
A White House official, asked wether the U.S. agreed with the Chinese official's assessment, simply referred to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's earlier comments to reporters.
Lighthizer said he would be surprised if Saturday's dinner between Trump and Xi "wasn't a success." (Reporting by Michael Martina, writing by Cassandra Garrison)
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