onsdag 30. januar 2019

Chinese team arrives in US for trade war talks under shadow of latest Huawei charges

A high-level Chinese trade delegation landed in Washington on Tuesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at ending the trade war, but the US indictment against the telecoms giant Huawei may prove to be an additional stumbling block. A diplomatic source said the US had presented a list of demands to China during their previous round of talks in Beijing in early January.

China said it would study the demands, and is expected to make counter proposals in the upcoming talks, the source said. Both sides gave a positive assessment of the last talks, saying the discussions were “good”. Even though that talk was at vice-ministerial level, Vice-Premier Liu He, who is leading the Chinese delegation in Washington, made a surprise appearance – signalling China’s eagerness to engage the Americans.