Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He is flanked by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP

China, United States to hold trade talks in Beijing next week, White House says

  • Top American negotiators Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin will meet team led by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He on Tuesday
  • Liu will then travel to Washington for second stage of negotiations on May 8
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He is flanked by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP
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Gu Qiang helped draft Beijing’s controversial “Made in China 2025” plan. Photo: Xinhua

Forget about Donald Trump’s trade war – China’s manufacturers face bigger threats, says drafter of ‘Made in China 2025’

  • Gu Qiang, who helped craft the industrial modernisation plan, says structural issues at firms could hamper China’s pursuit of hi-tech manufacturing dominance
  • Companies also face major challenges over surging labour and financing costs, he says
Topic |   Made in China 2025

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Gu Qiang helped draft Beijing’s controversial “Made in China 2025” plan. Photo: Xinhua
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