US-China trade talks productive: Mnuchin

China's Vice Premier Liu He (right) shakes hands with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, on March 29, 2019.
China's Vice Premier Liu He (right) shakes hands with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, on March 29, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING • The latest round of US-China talks wrapped up in Beijing yesterday, with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying that they were productive. Talks will continue in the United States next week, with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He due in Washington on May 8.

Beijing and Washington have cited progress on issues, including intellectual property and forced technology transfer, to help end a conflict marked by tit-for-tat tariffs that have cost both sides billions of dollars, disrupted supply chains and roiled financial markets.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2019, with the headline 'US-China trade talks productive: Mnuchin'. Print Edition | Subscribe