Are the U.S. and China Headed for a Stopgap Trade Deal?

Are the U.S. and China Headed for a Stopgap Trade Deal?
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, prepare for a photo op in Shanghai, China, July 31, 2019. (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. A Chinese delegation led by Deputy Finance Minister Liao Min traveled to Washington on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for trade negotiations with the United States that are set to begin in October. The visit follows several goodwill measures by both sides, as they seek to contain the costs of an escalating trade war. A comprehensive trade deal is still a distant prospect, but a more limited agreement appears to be within reach. Last Wednesday, China published a short […]

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