(Joe McDonald – Associated Press)
Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world’s two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for progress but neither indicating its stance has changed.
Cooling economic growth in both countries is increasing pressure to reach a settlement.
As the talks began Monday at the Chinese Commerce Ministry, Beijing complained about a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters, but it was unclear if that would disrupt the proceedings. Both sides have provided scant information about their discussions.
The talks went ahead despite tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on U.S. charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions against Iran. The American delegation is led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, and includes agriculture, energy, commerce, treasury and State Department officials. Click here to read more.
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- Commerce Secretary Ross Denies Apple’s Revenue Warning is Tied to China (CNBC)
- Are Apple’s Sales a Barometer of China’s Economy? (Global Times)
- Team Trump Should be Careful What it Wishes for on China (Washington Post)
- U.S.-China Talks Near Close With Positive Signs From Both Sides (Bloomberg)
- U.S., China Negotiators Narrow Differences on Trade (Wall Street Journal)