US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talk before last week’s negotiations in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He handed greater clout for Washington talks in bid to end trade war

  • Xi Jinping delegates authority to Liu through special envoy status to show Beijing means business as fresh talks begin
  • Possible memorandum of understanding to be discussed as clock ticks towards March 1, when tariff truce ends
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talk before last week’s negotiations in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.