Top US, Chinese trade envoys to meet for talks in possible sign of progress toward ending tariff war over technology
The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions.
The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by the two sides following negotiations in Beijing earlier this month between lower-level officials.
China’s economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, was invited by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the ministry said.
Economists and business groups said earlier that a decision by Liu and Lighthizer to take part in person would indicate technical discussions made enough progress to require high-level political decisions.
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