- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 23, 2019

President Trump is dispatching Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top negotiators to China next week to resume trade talks, the White House said Saturday.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr. Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Chinese counterparts in Beijing on Thursday.

A Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He will come to Washington on April 3, she said.

Striking a trade deal with the Asian superpower is a key priority for Mr. Trump.
The president recently said he may leave tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods even after a deal is struck, to ensure China complies with the terms.

Warring tariffs between the nations have disrupted markets and U.S. sectors like agriculture, though Mr. Trump says they’re a point of leverage that will work in the end.

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