China, US kick off 7th round of high-level trade talks in Washington

Friday, 2019-02-22 10:07:08
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China and the United States on February 21 morning kicked off in Washington a fresh round of high-level economic and trade talks.

The Chinese delegation is headed by Vice Premier Liu He, who also came as the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping; while the US team includes Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Liu, Lighthizer and Mnuchin co-chaired the formal opening at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

The two-day talks, the seventh round since last February, came on the heels of the previous round held in Beijing from February 14 to 15, and the working-level consultations between the two sides that have started in Washington on February 19.

Altogether, these discussions aim to resolve outstanding issues regarding the economic and trade relations of the worlds two largest economies, as negotiators of both sides have strived to beat a 90-day deadline that ends on March 1.