China hails ‘progress’ in trade talks, but US warns of ‘significant’ work ahead.
Trump, speaking to reporters on Friday, hailed the latest round of talks as a “big success” but said he didn’t want to predict whether a deal would be reached.
Steven Bannon and Miles Kwok share their views on the latest trade talk at a joint broadcast in New York, saying the two sides are playing a game and the “serious” talk is just a piece of joke.
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Administration’s Trade Talks with China
At President Donald J. Trump’s direction, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and a Chinese delegation for negotiations on trade from April 3 to April 5, 2019.
The subjects of the negotiation included intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases, and enforcement. The United States and China had productive meetings and made progress on numerous key issues. Significant work remains, and the principals, deputy ministers, and delegation members will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues.
China, U.S. smoothly conclude 9th round of high-level trade talks
April 6 (Xinhua) — China and the United States concluded here the ninth round of high-level economic and trade talks which ran from Wednesday to Friday.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue, co-hosted the talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The two sides discussed the agreement text on technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, services industry, agriculture, trade balance and enforcement mechanism, and achieved new progress.
The two sides also decided to continue their consultations regarding the remaining issues through various effective means.