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US delegation to head for China for trade talks next week - WH

WASHINGTON, April 24 (KUNA) -- United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing at President Donald Trump's direction "for continued negotiations on the trade relationship between the US and China," the White House announced Wednesday.
The White House said in a statement that the talks will begin on April 30 and that Vice Premier Liu He will lead the talks for China.
"The subjects of next week's discussions will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases and enforcement," the statement indicated.
The statement added that the Chinese Vice Premier will then lead his country's delegation to Washington for additional discussions starting on May 8. (end) si.mt