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Trade war: U.S. and China officials spoke over telephone, Lighthizer Says

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U.S. and China senior government officials talked over the telephone this Thursday in Washington. This is the second call since last June summit in which the two sides consented to a ceasefire in their progressing Trade struggle.

The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin addressed the Chinese side before, a USTR representative affirmed. There were no subtleties discharged on what was talked about, and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce didn’t react to a faxed solicitation for more information. The Reuters reported the telephone call before.

Talks between the two Nations failed in May, and there’s been minimal open advancement since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping consented to a ceasefire when they met in Japan a month ago. There are still great differences between the two countries, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross forewarning the negotiations would be a “prolonged process, included procedure.” As reported by international media.

Trump this week repeated that he could force extra taxes on Chinese imports on them if he needs, and stated that China wasn’t purchasing the enormous volumes of U.S. agrarian products that he asserts Xi guaranteed to buy. Another major point for any continued trade will be how precisely the U.S. will simplify trade restrictions on Chinese innovation Huawei Technologies Co.

The U.S. government is experiencing strain from Congress not to make concessions on Huawei, with a bipartisan meeting of U.S. Senate and House officials uncovering legislation this week that would stop the expulsion of Huawei from the “technology blacklist” without an order of Congress.

On Thursday, U.S. Congressperson Rick Scott said in a Bloomberg Television meet that Huawei isn’t a trade war, but a national security one and is non-debatable.

Mnuchin said that if talks with Chinese authorities over the telephone were beneficial that he and Lighthizer would head out to Beijing for more meetings.

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