China Says Economy Czar to Visit Washington for Trade Talks

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. CREDIT: Katie Niederee and Julia Lawless

(From AP News)

China’s economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing’s technology ambitions.

The announcement Thursday that the official in charge of the Chinese side of the negotiations will participate in person is a possible sign of progress following talks in Beijing this month between lower-level officials.

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