Lighthizer strikes a tough tone on China trade talks



Donna Borak | CNN

President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator sent a clear signal to China — and Congress — on Wednesday that any deal brokered between the world’s two largest economies should be all or nothing.

“We are making real progress,” resolving the US-China trade dispute Robert Lighthizer, the US Trade Representative told House lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill. “If we can complete this effort — and again I say ‘if’ — and can reach a satisfactory solution to the all-important issue of enforceability as well as some other concerns.”
Lighthizer said it’s still unclear whether the Chinese will meet US demands — but that the issues were “too serious” to simply accept Chinese promises to purchase more US agricultural products and call it a win.
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