China, US Discuss Plans for Trade Talks

(From AP News)

China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.

Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer talked by phone about “the promotion of the next economic and trade consultations,” said a two-sentence Commerce Ministry statement.

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