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Robert Lighthizer, Liu He and Steven Mnuchin prepare for a photo op in Shanghai, China. 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).

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

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

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. ...

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