China's top negotiator to sign off on first phase of trade deal
The head of China's trade negotiations with the United States was due to head to Washington on Monday. Vice Premier Liu He is expected to sign off on a phase-one trade deal at the White House on Wednesday. It will represent a major step forward in finally ending a dispute which has severely affected the economies of the two countries. The sides have also agreed to restart regular talks aimed at resolving economic disputes as they arise, a mechanism that was suspended by the Trump administration.