U.S. Bets on China’s Special Envoy in Trade Talks



Lingling Wei and Bob Davis | The Wall Street Journal

Two sides face a March 1 deadline before tariffs on some Chinese imports rise

WASHINGTON—As U.S.-China trade talks reach a pivotal point, the Trump administration is counting on the Chinese leader’s special envoy, Liu He, to get Beijing to accept tough new strictures that are increasingly controversial in Beijing.

High-level negotiations resumed in the executive office building next to the White House on Thursday, with both sides focused on reaching a deal before a March 1 deadline that could see 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports rise to 25%.

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