Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) has led talks with top US negotiators Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Xinhua

China brings in commerce ministry officials to boost trade talks team

  • Minister Zhong Shan joined discussion this week in a move observers say shows need to involve more experts as negotiations with US get tougher
  • His deputy, Yu Jianhua, is also expected to take more of a role
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) has led talks with top US negotiators Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Xinhua
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David Stapleton of US Defence Department speaking at a forum in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Robert Delaney

US officials outline urgency of outpacing China in 5G telecoms technology, and how to do it

  • Washington has already turned to private capital to spur fifth-generation wireless development, federal officials tell Commerce Department’s BIS 2019 forum
  • The threat China poses to US national security and competitiveness in the telecoms sector dominates the day’s discussion
Topic |   US-China tech war

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David Stapleton of US Defence Department speaking at a forum in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Robert Delaney
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