US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (fifth from left) opened the high-level talks with a joke about officials being cropped out of official pictures. Photo: AFP

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upbeat after first day of US-China trade war talks in Washington

  • US treasury secretary makes brief but positive comment as other delegates remain tight-lipped at end of opening negotiations
  • Leader of Chinese delegation, Vice-Premier Liu He, expected to meet Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (fifth from left) opened the high-level talks with a joke about officials being cropped out of official pictures. Photo: AFP
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