U.S. Trade Representative, Treasury Secretary to hold talks in China next week

U.S. Trade Representative, Treasury Secretary to hold talks in China next week
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  • calendar-gray 24 April 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, APAreports.

It said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who will lead the Beijing talks for China, will also travel to Washington for more discussions starting on May 8.

“The subjects of next week’s discussions will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases, and enforcement,” the White House said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang did not confirm the dates for the next round of talks during a regular news briefing in Beijing on Wednesday, but said the two sides were maintaining contact.

“The trade negotiations between China and the United States have already achieved tangible progress,” Geng said.

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