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HONG KONG | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

HONG KONG — China said Thursday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it’s prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President Donald Trump tweeted that there … Continue reading HONG KONG | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

BEIJING | Hard-line US demands on China raise stakes in trade talks

BEIJING — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world’s two largest economies. That’s the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America’s gaping trade deficit with China by $200 billion … Continue reading BEIJING | Hard-line US demands on China raise stakes in trade talks

BEIJING | US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

BEIJING — A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world’s two largest economies toward a trade war. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is leading the group, which includes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Liu He, President Xi … Continue reading BEIJING | US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

BEIJING | The Latest: US officials arrive in Beijing for trade talks

BEIJING— The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 11:15 a.m. U.S. officials say a delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has arrived in Beijing for talks on a festering dispute over trade and technology. The mission including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is due to … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: US officials arrive in Beijing for trade talks