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US-China trade talks resume with focus on intellectual property


U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndR) speaks across from China's Vice Premier Liu He (L) during the opening of US-China Trade Talks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington. - Reuters filepic

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndR) speaks across from China's Vice Premier Liu He (L) during the opening of US-China Trade Talks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington. - Reuters filepic

WASHINGTON: US negotiators are preparing to press China this week on longstanding demands that it reforms how it treats American companies’ intellectual property in order to seal a trade deal that could prevent tariffs from rising on Chinese imports.

A new round of trade talks begins in Beijing today after the most recent set of negotiations concluded in Washington last week without a deal and with the top US negotiator declaring that a lot more work needed to be done.

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