China, U.S. start new round of trade talks in Washington
China and the United States kicked off in Washington on Thursday a new round of high-level consultations to address their differences on outstanding economic and trade issues.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (C), U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R), and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) arrive at the Office of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC, October 10, 2019. [Photo: VCG]
The Chinese delegation is led by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue, and the U.S. team is headed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
This round of high-level economic and trade consultations is scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The two teams had previously started working-level negotiations.