US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit China on Monday

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a press briefing in New York, on Sept 24, 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a press briefing in New York, on Sept 24, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to China next Monday (Oct 8), Chinese State Television reported on Wednesday, citing a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, amid an escalating trade war between the two countries.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said in a statement that China and the United States would exchange views on bilateral ties, and regional and international issues of common concern.

Pompeo will travel to North Korea at the weekend for denuclearisation talks with the country's leader Kim Jong Un, the State Department said on Tuesday, calling this "forward progress".

Pompeo will also travel to Japan and South Korea.