Despite the consensus on enforcement, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said significant hurdles in the trade talks still needed to be cleared. Photo: EPA-EFE

US and China reach deal on enforcement mechanism for possible pact to end trade war, US trade chief Robert Lighthizer tells Congress

  • Mechanism ostensibly answers a US concern that any agreement to end the trade war be specific, measurable and enforceable at all levels of Chinese government
  • US-China tensions have eased since US President Donald Trump said he would delay plans to raise tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese goods
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Despite the consensus on enforcement, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said significant hurdles in the trade talks still needed to be cleared. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) with US President Donald Trump and members of both sides’ negotiating teams in the White House Oval Office on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Several Chinese negotiators stay in Washington to continue talks on thorny trade issues

  • Vice-Premier Liu He, the head of the delegation, has left Washington to return to Beijing, sources say
  • The two sides held ‘some technical level’ discussions on Monday morning
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) with US President Donald Trump and members of both sides’ negotiating teams in the White House Oval Office on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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