China, U.S. conclude latest round of trade talks with substantial progress
China and the United States have achieved substantial progress on specific issues following their latest round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington, the Chinese delegation said Sunday.
The talks, held between February 21 and 24, mark the seventh round of negotiations since February last year.
During the latest round, Chinese and U.S. negotiators further implemented the important consensus reached by the presidents of the two countries during their December meeting in Argentina, and focused their talks on the text of an agreement.
The Chinese delegation said that substantial progress was made on such specific issues as technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, service industry, agriculture and exchange rates.
On the basis of the latest progress, the two sides will continue their work for the next stage in accordance with the instructions of the two countries' heads of state, the Chinese delegation added.
The Chinese team is headed by Vice Premier Liu He, who also came as the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the U.S. team is led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.