China’s official state news agency is reporting that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have had a “constructive” telephone discussion. Also on the call was US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP

US-China trade negotiators in ‘constructive’ phone call

  • Sides discuss ‘core issues’ for phase one trade agreement, Xinhua says
  • Officials also commit to keeping communication channels open, but no other details of talks are revealed
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s official state news agency is reporting that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have had a “constructive” telephone discussion. Also on the call was US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Photo: AFP
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Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser, says a trade deal between China and the US is ‘coming down to short strokes’. Photo: Bloomberg

US trade adviser Kudlow says deal with China in final stages after Beijing insists on tariff cut

  • White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says a trade deal with China is close but ‘not done yet’
  • Top trade negotiators from Washington and Beijing will talk on Friday, US Agriculture Department official says
Topic |   China economy

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Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser, says a trade deal between China and the US is ‘coming down to short strokes’. Photo: Bloomberg
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