More trade talks with US to be held: China

More trade talks with US to be held: China
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The next round of negotiations to end a trade war between China and the United States will take place in Beijing on March 28 and 29, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday

Beijing: The next round of negotiations to end a trade war between China and the United States will take place in Beijing on March 28 and 29, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday.

Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng said that US officials, led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, would visit China for the eighth round of talks with the Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He, reports Efe news.

Later, Liu would travel to Washington for the next round of talks to be held in the US capital in early April, the spokesman said.

The China-US trade war began last year after president Donald Trump imposed high tariffs following complaints that China was stealing American trade secrets and forcing companies to transfer technology in exchange for access to its market.

Trump imposed tariffs on a range of goods that the US imports from other countries, particularly China, in a bid to give American manufacturers a competitive edge.

China retaliated with its tariffs. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their dinner meeting in Buenos Aires on December 1 agreed to postpone escalating the trade war for 90 days while their administrations negotiated to establish common positions on assorted issues. The deadline was to expire on March 1.

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