The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued a statement on October 8th that Vice Premier Liu He will lead trade officials to Washington during the 10-11th period to hold a new round of trade negotiations with US officials.
The statement mentioned that members of China’s trade delegation include Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission and Director of the National Bureau of Statistics Ning Jizhen. Liu He will meet with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Reuters reported on the 7th that the White House confirmed that the 13th round of China-US high-level economic and trade consultations will begin on October 10 to ease tensions between the two largest economies in the world.
White House spokesman Stephanie Grisham said that China and the United States will seek to develop on the basis of deputy ministerial talks in the past few weeks. Topics discussed will include mandatory technology transfer, intellectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, and agriculture.