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US and China end latest round of ‘productive’ trade talks

The US and China ended their latest round of trade negotiations in Beijing after “productive meetings”, Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said on Wednesday.

Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, and Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, were in the Chinese capital this week to try to finalise a deal to end the tariff dispute between the world’s two largest economies in negotiations with Liu He, China’s vice premier.

Mr Liu is due in Washington next week for another round of talks amid hopes that an agreement could be finalised and put to Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the US and Chinese presidents, for their signatures.

“The discussions remain focused toward making substantial progress on important structural issues and rebalancing the US-China trade relationship,” Ms Sanders said.


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