US/China Trade Talks

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US/China Trade Talks

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Aiming to avoid a trade war, Trump is sending a quartet of trade hawks to Beijing on May 3 and 4 to meet with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials.

His team includes US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and National Economic Council head Larry Kudlow.

They'll meet with their Chinese counterparts. On Tuesday, Trump announced the trip, saying he hopes things will work out.

A previous article asked if a US/China trade war loomed. USTR Robert Lighthizer accused China of US Trade Act of 1974 violations.

Last August, he initiated an investigation into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act, saying:

"The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related
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