U.S., China hold 'constructive' trade talks in Beijing

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29 March 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held “constructive” talks in Beijing, he said on Friday, concluding the latest round of dialogue aimed at resolving the bitter trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were in the Chinese capital for the first face-to-face meetings between the two sides in weeks after missing an initial end-of-March deadline.

“@USTradeRep and I concluded constructive trade talks in Beijing,” Mnuchin wrote on his Twitter page.

“I look forward to welcoming China’s Vice Premier Liu He to continue these important discussions in Washington next week,” he added, but gave no details.

Earlier, he told reporters he had a “very productive working dinner” on Thursday night. He did not elaborate and it was not immediately clear with whom he had dined.