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China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - In a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions, the top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington later this month.

China's economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel to Washington for the talks Jan. 30-31, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday. It said he was invited by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Liu's participation reflects involvement at a higher political level than talks...