China wants the textile talks with the US to be resolved through bilateral negotiations but cannot rule out the possibility of taking the clash to the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization, state media reported, citing Zhao Hong, assistant representative of the trade negotiations office under the Ministry of Commerce. She said China wants the talks to begin as quickly as possible and that the two sides had briefed each other on their preliminary positions in technical talks that began last week. The US imposed limits on seven categories of Chinese clothing in May. It said China's imports surged in the first few months of the year and demanded talks. China and the EU already ironed out their textile problems for now.