China confirms vice-premier Liu He will visit US for trade talks

Attendance of chief negotiator reduces fears of collapse of discussions after Trump tweets

China’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington this week, according to the commerce ministry, tempering fears that talks to resolve a protracted trade war between the US and Beijing had been scuppered.

Liu He, a vice-premier, will hold negotiations in Washington on Thursday and Friday, according to the Chinese ministry, which did not elaborate on the agenda.

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