Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters

China tones down expectations ahead of US trade war talks as Vice-Premier Liu He leads team to Washington

  • The 13th round of talks will take place this week, but a source says the Chinese delegation is already planning to cut short its stay in Washington by one night
  • The US is expected to raise tariffs on Chinese imports next week, while the issues surrounding Joe Biden and the Hong Kong protests also hang over the talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters
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The relationship between Hunter Biden and BHR is now at the centre of a controversy after US President Donald Trump publicly called on Beijing last week to investigate the Bidens. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese business partner of Joe Biden’s son yet to decide whether to comment after Donald Trump’s call for investigation

  • US president urged China to review the activities of the son of former vice-president though a similar call to Ukraine triggered an impeachment inquiry
  • State-backed BHR Equity Investment Fund Management says it is conducting an ‘internal study’ about whether and how to explain the younger Biden’s role
Topic |   US-China relations

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The relationship between Hunter Biden and BHR is now at the centre of a controversy after US President Donald Trump publicly called on Beijing last week to investigate the Bidens. Photo: Bloomberg
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