Beijing is sending its top trade envoy to Washington to resume negotiations, after US President Donald Trump set a deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese goods via Twitter, said the Wall Street Journal.
After two days of uncertainty in which Trump called for the higher tariffs and Chinese officials considered pulling out of the talks, Beijing announced that Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for negotiations starting Thursday, a day later than planned.
At the top of the agenda is a US demand that a trade agreement lay out an inventory of laws and regulations that Beijing must revise for compliance and China has objected to including the list, according to WSJ sources. The US sees it as essential to ensuring China delivers on promises of structural change.
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