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USTR Lighthizer to visit China

  • February 8, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that the Trump administration will send a delegation led by USTR Lighthizer to Beijing in the near future to discuss trade issues with the Chinese. The paper speculated that the two nations will discuss such issues as “structural problems,” including violations of intellectual property rights, and the possibility of arranging a meeting between President Trump and President Xi. According to the paper, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that a large delegation, including him and USTR Lighthizer, will visit Beijing next week and that the United States government is making a great effort to conclude the negotiations with China by the March 1 deadline.

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