A bipartisan group of 32 senators will urge China to show "concrete progress" on beef, intellectual property and other trade irritants at a high-level meeting to be held with US officials.
The group, representing nearly a third of the US Senate, also wants China to let its currency "appreciate meaningfully," The Economic Times reported.
The letter to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan laid this out for the annual US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting on December 14-15 in Washington.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said in a statement accompanying the letter that the United States and China "cannot just talk about hurdles in our trade relationship – we need to overcome them."
"China’s ineffective protection of intellectual property rights, discriminatory innovation practices, and barriers to US beef exports have long presented hurdles for American businesses and ranchers exporting to China," Baucus said.