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U.S. and China Delay Bilateral Summit as Negotiators Work on Trade Deal

On March 14, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin shared with reporters that the Trump-Xi summit, originally scheduled for late March, would be pushed back because American and Chinese trade negotiators are still working to address unspecified issues. The Wall Street Journal reported on March 19 that negotiators are hoping to finalize a deal by late April.


U.S.-China Trade Talks in Beijing Conclude Without Meaningful Progress on Structural Issues

Last week, American and Chinese officials held trade talks in Beijing over a five-day period. From Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, a lower-level American delegation, led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, focused on “technical details” and on the question of enforcement of any possible trade agreement. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 saw high-level talks between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Rep.


SinoTech: U.S. and China Hold Trade Talks Amid Backdrop of Tech Tensions and Initial Chinese Concessions

On the U.S.-China trade war front, the first week of 2019 has brought cause for cautious optimism. Midlevel trade talks between American and Chinese officials were extended for an additional day and concluded on the afternoon of Jan. 9 in Beijing. No statements were issued on the talks’ outcomes, but the discussions generated cautious optimism.


U.S.-China Trade Talks Continue Against Tense Backdrop

The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires kicked off a slew of activity on the trade war front. On Dec. 1, the two leaders agreed to a 90-day truce during which the United States would delay plans to increase tariffs to 25 percent from ten percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.


SinoTech: Department of Justice Launches Initiative to Address Chinese Economic Espionage

The United States government is taking on a new and aggressive campaign against Chinese agents accused of industrial espionage. In the week before his departure as attorney general, Jeff Sessions announced a “China Initiative” to support the Department of Justice’s “strategic priority of countering Chinese national security threats.” The initiative, which was rolled out on Nov.

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