White House announces new round of trade talks with China

White House announces new round of trade talks with China
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The White House on Monday announced a new round of trade negotiations with China as the Trump administration seeks an elusive deal with Beijing.

Top officials from the U.S. and China will “discuss the trade relationship between the two countries” on Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, according to the White House.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE is facing pressure from business groups to strike an agreement with Beijing, which he has long accused of ripping off the U.S. on trade.

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerGOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 Pelosi sounds hopeful on new NAFTA deal despite tensions with White House MORE will lead the president’s team and will be accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinHillicon Valley: Agencies play catch-up over TikTok security concerns | Senate Dems seek sanctions on Russia over new election meddling | Pentagon unveils AI principles Senate Democrats urge Trump administration to impose sanctions on Russia for election interference Overnight Energy: Fight over pipeline that would cross Appalachian Trail hits Supreme Court | Security experts warn of 'catastrophic' climate threats | G-20 statement talks climate despite US reluctance MORE, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.

The U.S. and China last held high level meetings in Beijing from Jan. 7 to 9.

Trump announced in December he would hold off on raising tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods to 25 percent in order to buy time to negotiate a broader agreement with Beijing.