Beijing officials have been told to make preparations for a summit at Mar-a-Lago between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump a priority. Photo: Getty

China makes Mar-a-Lago summit a priority as US trade war talks continue

  • While negotiators work towards final agreement, preparations are under way for the next meeting between President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump
  • Still ‘big gaps’ between the two sides on technology transfers and other structural issues
Topic |   US-China relations

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Beijing officials have been told to make preparations for a summit at Mar-a-Lago between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump a priority. Photo: Getty
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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House last week. Photo: Bloomberg

‘No second choice’: Liu He, China’s man on the front lines of the trade war talks with the United States

  • China’s English-speaking vice-premier, special envoy and chief trade negotiator is President Xi Jinping’s top economic aide who is respected the world over
  • The 67-year-old was in Washington last week for the latest round of talks with US negotiators and President Donald Trump
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House last week. Photo: Bloomberg
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