Highlevel USChina trade talks to resume next week

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official says.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials say. The sources spoke on background because they weren’t authorized to comment publicly.The scheduled talks suggest the two sides believe they can make at least some progress. President Trump said Thursday at the White House that, “Talks with China are going very well.”But the negotiations are also taking place in late March, a period when administration officials had previously hoped to sign an agreement at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort. Business lobbyists now say that a more realistic deadline is roughly the end of April.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

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