Trade Talks With China Open in Washington, as Obstacles Abound



Alan Rappeport | The New York Times

The window for negotiations ahead of a March 2 deadline is narrowing.

Top officials from the United States and China will sit down in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Wednesday for two days of face-to-face trade talks that could prove critical to the trajectory of the world economy.

Negotiations to end a monthslong trade war between the world’s two largest economies will be led by Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, and Liu He, China’s vice premier. President Trump plans to meet with Mr. Liu at the conclusion of the talks on Thursday.

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