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U.S., China Tentatively Move to Revive Trade Talks

Jul 09 , 2019

Top American and China negotiators are set to speak this week in an effort to revive stalled trade talks, as discord over prior commitments and political considerations threaten to bog down discussions.

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed at the Group of 20 leading economies meeting in Osaka, Japan, in June to formally resume talks. Yet people following the process note that the issues that snagged talks two months ago remain.

Among the sore spots: U.S. demands for China to buy more American agricultural and industrial products and to enforce protection of intellectual property and China’s insistence that the U.S. remove tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods.

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