(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 05, 2018, a Chinese and US national flags hang on a fence at an international school in Beijing, China. – The US central bank sent a strong signal on Friday, December 21, 2018 that it would be willing to reconsider expected interest rate increases amid new data showing President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars are dragging on the economy and shaking up investors. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP)

Inside the US delegation for China trade war talks: Washington’s big guns will be absent

  • US side will not have Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top trade adviser Peter Navarro
  • The relatively low-ranking delegation may indicate that this meeting is about laying groundwork for future high-level talks
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 05, 2018, a Chinese and US national flags hang on a fence at an international school in Beijing, China. – The US central bank sent a strong signal on Friday, December 21, 2018 that it would be willing to reconsider expected interest rate increases amid new data showing President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars are dragging on the economy and shaking up investors. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP)
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.