The world’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a trade dispute since last year that spooked world markets and hurt global growth. The Trump administration imposed levies on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and China retaliated by placing its own tariffs on $110 billion of American products.
Both sides have met several times in a bid to hammer out a deal to end their protracted trade war. The talks so far have focused on a range of issues including forced technology transfer and structural reforms. Washington has also accused Beijing of intellectual property theft — something China has always denied.
Here is the statement released by the U.S. press secretary:
The subjects of next week’s discussions will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases, and enforcement.