China, US officials meet for trade talks in Shanghai

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (right), United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (second from left) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (left) are pictured before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai July 31, 2019. — Reuters pic
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (right), United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (second from left) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (left) are pictured before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai July 31, 2019. — Reuters pic

SHANGHAI, July 31 — US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shook hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He before beginning trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday in a bid to end a year-long trade war.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term to finalise any trade deal, saying if he wins re-election in the November 2020 US presidential contest, the outcome will be worse for China. — Reuters

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