China confirms United States trade talks in Beijing next week


The trade war is now in a temporary truce, but should that change the economic fallout threatens to hobble global economic growth.

At a summit in Argentina late previous year, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a ceasefire, deciding to hold off on imposing more tariffs for 90 days starting December 1 while they attempt to negotiate a deal.

The ministry said that it would host the U.S. team on January 7-8 for high-level talks, during which representatives of both parties will discuss "implementing the important consensus" mapped out by Trump and Xi.

Trade negotiations could still be affected due to the diplomatic row following the arrest of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Canada at the request of the USA for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran.

A United States delegation will visit China next week to participate in vice-ministerial level trade talks that have been ongoing since early 2018, it was announced here on Friday. Just $5 a month.

Markets reacted positively on Friday afterthe Chinese government set a date for the trade talks.

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"There are a heck of a lot of USA companies that have a lot of sales in China that are basically going to be watching their earnings be downgraded. until we get a deal with China", Hassett said on CNN. "I hope we're going to make a deal with China". In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations now going on. But they reject pressure to scrap technology initiatives they see as a path to prosperity and global influence. Auto sales have dropped for the first time since 1990.

About a month ago, Hassett said the risk of an imminent US recession is "very, very low". Some U.S. demands would require structural reform that may be unpalatable for Chinese leaders.

Trump initiated the trade war because of complaints over unfair Chinese trade practices - concerns shared by the European Union, Japan and others.

Washington has imposed punitive tariffs of up to 25 percent on $250 billion of Chinese goods.

Trump repeated that the U.S. has "taken in billions and billions of dollars in tariffs from China and from others", despite the fact import duties are increasing costs for American businesses and consumers.

In a December 1 meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Xi and Trump agreed on a 90-day truce to negotiate their differences in the ongoing trade dispute.

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China and the United States will hold vice ministerial-level trade talks in Beijing on January 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets.

Do you think the USA and China will reach a trade agreement before March 1? The lower level of these discussions signals that the two sides are still far apart on various issues.

In addition to Gerrish, the official delegation will also include David Malpass, the Treasury Department's undersecretary for global affairs.

The makeup of the USA team was announced Friday by the trade representative's office.

For their part, Chinese officials are unhappy with US curbs on exports of "dual use" technology with possible military applications.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to meet Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, President Xi's top economic adviser, later this month, a source said. But that was due partly to exporters rushing to beat new duties - a trend that is fading. American exports to China fell nearly 30 percent in October compared to a year earlier.

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