US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting to end US-China trade war may be pushed back to June, sources say

  • An April meeting has been described as less likely, but the two sides could be able to reach agreement by the middle of the year
  • One stumbling block appears to be the demand from some in the White House for an enforcement mechanism to ensure China lives up to its promises
Topic |   China economy

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He. Photo: Reuters
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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House last week. Photo: Bloomberg

‘No second choice’: Liu He, China’s man on the front lines of the trade war talks with the United States

  • China’s English-speaking vice-premier, special envoy and chief trade negotiator is President Xi Jinping’s top economic aide who is respected the world over
  • The 67-year-old was in Washington last week for the latest round of talks with US negotiators and President Donald Trump
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House last week. Photo: Bloomberg
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