US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AFP

US and China trade negotiators hit the ground running with dinner diplomacy in Beijing

  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prepare for a full day of talks on Friday
  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says negotiations could be extended by weeks or even months
Topic |   China economy

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum for Asia in China’s southern Hainan province on Thursday. Photo: Winson Wong

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks up ‘steady’ and ‘positive’ economy, as crunch US-China trade war talks kick off in Beijing

  • Speaking at Boao Forum for Asia, China’s premier remained upbeat about the Chinese economy as he promised further relaxation of foreign investment rules
  • Comments came as US and Chinese negotiators began two days of talks in Beijing in an effort to end the trade war
Topic |   Boao Forum for Asia

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum for Asia in China’s southern Hainan province on Thursday. Photo: Winson Wong
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