China trade talks to resume, Trump seeks to strike deal

Andrew Cummings
October 7, 2019

The White House said Monday a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He will come to the United States on Thursday to hold the 13th round of trade talks.

The talks will focus on key areas where the Americans have made far reaching demands since previous year: intellectual property rights, the forced transfer of proprietary technologies, agriculture and enforcement, the statement said.

Mr. Kudlow's remarks come days before top US officials will welcome a senior Chinese delegation for another round of trade talks.

Liu had told visiting guests that he would make US trade negotiators a deal that would not commit to reforms of China's industrial policy or the government subsidies that have been the focus of USA complaints for years, Bloomberg reported.


The tensions have threatened global economic growth.

Reduced-level talks have been underway since past thirty day period.

"We've had good moments with China", Trump told reporters Friday. "What we're doing is we're negotiating a very tough deal".

US President Donald Trump has said the tariff increase will take effect if no progress is made in the negotiations.


"Recently some of the statements coming out of Beijing have been a little more positive", White House Economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox News Channel, adding that the Chinese have also recently bought USA pork and wheat.

Republicans have largely defended - or stayed quiet about - Trump's comment that he would like to see Ukraine and China investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and his son Hunter, who had business dealings in the two countries while his father served as veep. "Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens". Navarro told National Public Radio that Trump wants a big deal with China or no deal at all.

Another complicating factor is USA support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

"The president's view is there is no linkage between that and trade talks".


China's state broadcaster dropped the team's games, and a Chinese corporate sponsor withdrew after Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted, "Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong".

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