China remains committed to resolving contentious issues, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to a trade deal with the US, adding that the agreement should be mutually beneficial.

According to her, the agreement should be mutually beneficial, Reuters reported.

Washington will postpone new duties on Chinese goods and lower existing tariffs in exchange for Beijing to buy American agricultural products, US sources said Thursday, although the lack of confirmation from either side raises doubts about the completion of the deal.

The new mutual import duties of the US and China should enter into force on December 15.